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At 17, I’m the youngest woman to complete the seven-plus year study of the Talmud – JTA News

| January 11, 2020

EFRAT, West Bank (JTA)I didnt start learning the Talmud to take a stand or voice an opinion. When I started learning a page of Talmud per day (Daf Yomi) at age 10, I didnt realize that anyone would even notice. To me, it was just something I did, a part of my day that was dedicated to learning Torah with my brother and father

Siyum HaShas Reflections – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| January 9, 2020

By Daniel Cipriani | January 09, 2020 I was born and grew up in Israel to Brooklynite parents who made aliyah, and I grew up knowing Hebrew and the chagim, but my immediate family was secular. After my parents divorced and I came to the States I began to get closer to Judaism and Jewish learning.

The Kiddush Hashem at the London Siyum Hashas – COLlive – Chabad News

| January 9, 2020

Becky Syrett, Operations Manager of the SSE Arena in London, expresses what surprised her most about hosting close to 7,000 at Englands Siyum Hashas. Full Story By COLlive staff A letter to the staff of the Siyum Hashas held this week in Londons Wembley Arena has been published in a newspaper expressing admiration to the organizers and the participants. In the letter shared on social media, Becky Syrett, Operations Manager of the SSE Arena in London, expressed her surprise and appreciation of the behavior of the close to 7,000 participants of the event marking the completion of the daily reading and study of one page of Talmud from the 2,711 set, which takes place every 7 years.

In Jerusalem, Haredi women venture into Talmud – Forward

| January 9, 2020

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL The scene: A classroom in a building next to Jerusalems Great Synagogue. About twenty women in headscarves and wigs sit poring over texts. One, in the back row, is nursing an infant under a cover

The first-ever women’s Siyum HaShas shows that Torah learning is for women, too – JTA News

| January 9, 2020

JERUSALEM (JTA) What does one wear to the worlds first womens Siyum HaShas?

Leah Cypess on Daf Yomi and No Day Without Torah – Jewish Journal

| January 9, 2020

Every day for 7 1/2 years, Jews around the world partake in Daf Yomi reading a page of the Talmud daily. Then, when theyre finished, they attend a siyum, which honors the completion of the learning. In 2012, more than 90,000 Jews gathered at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to hold a siyum organized by Agudath Israel of America

A new page: 3,000 women celebrate the end of 7.5 years reading Talmud – Israel News – magviral

| January 9, 2020

advertisement The Jerusalem Convention Center lobby on Sunday looked like a strange combination of excursion and high school reunion. The room was filled with high school and religious college girls wearing hoodies and padded backpacks next to older women who looked excited. The age range was wide, as was the choice of headgear, skirt lengths and pants

Justice From the MQ-9 Grim Reaper – Jewish Journal

| January 9, 2020

Would the United States government have been within its legal rights to assassinate Osama bin Laden if it had possessed intelligence that bin Laden intended to launch strikes against U.S. targets in the Middle East, or near Washington, D.C., and New York? In November 1990, the FBI raided the New Jersey home of suspected Meir Kahane assassin El Sayyid Nosair an early known al-Qaida associate during which the Feds discovered evidence al-Qaida had plans to blow up New York City skyscrapers.

Music, Plays & Film Going On This Week, Including A Social Justice Film Festival – Jewish Week

| January 9, 2020

CINEMATTERS: N.Y. SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL Isaac Zablocki, who heads the already impressive film program at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, is adding to his cinematic reach with a brand-new festival

The Siyum Ha’Shas-Solidarity March Venn Diagram – The Times of Israel

| January 8, 2020

About 30 years ago, when I was deciding which Yeshivain Israelto attend, the joke that went around was: Whats the difference between Gush,Shaalvimand KBY? When there is a solidarity rallyin support of Jews or the state of Israel, theShaalvimguys will go and cheer during the rally, the KBY guys wont go because itsbittulTorah, and the Gush guys will debate endlessly whether or not they should go and they will end up going and having a lousy time


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