Siyum HaShas Melavah Malka Dinner
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Young Israel of Houston
Address: 7823 Ludington Drive
Phone: (713) 721-0224
Siyum HaShas (lit. "the completion of the Six Orders [of the Talmud]") is the celebration of the completion of the Daf Yomi (daily Talmud folio) program, a seven-and-a-half-year cycle of learning the oral Torah and its commentaries, (also known as the Gemara), in which each of the 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud are covered in sequence.
The program was instituted based on proposals made by Rabbi Meir Shapiro of Lublin, Poland at the First World Congress of the World Agudath Israel in Vienna in 1923. On the first day of Rosh Hashanah 5684 on the Hebrew calendar (corresponding to September 11, 1923) the first cycle began.
At the conclusion of the eighth cycle, in 1982, it was estimated that 40,000 individuals had participated in the seven-year learning cycle.
On February 20, 2010, Houston will celebrate its first ever Siyum Hashas. Led by Rabbi Yaakov Nagel a group of 15 participants have come together daily to learn the portfolio studied with thousands across the globe.
Please click the links below to learn more about the Siyum Hashas Celebrations:
- NY Times
- JHV - Daf Yomi held Despite Hurricane Ike (09/25/2008)
- View pictures from our Daf Yomi - Over the Years
- More coming shortly...