CBS 2 Report on the Siyum Hashas

Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:24 AM - 3 Comments

metlife-stadiumCBS 2 reports: Tonight’s crowd at the Meadowlands will be bigger than that of any Giants or Jets game.

MetLife Stadium will be host to over 90,000 Jewish faithful.

The celebration is the 12th Siyum HaShas, the completion of the study of the Talmud.

“Explanation and the commentary on the bible,” said logistical director Rabbi Yosef Golding.

That’s all 2,711 pages. Participants study one each day.

“It’s seven and a half years running - day in and day out,” Golding told WCBS 880 reporter Jim Smith.

He said Wednesday night’s event will feature, singing, dancing, and inspirational words.

The event will also be beamed to 120 sites around the world. Then on Friday, the cycle begins anew for the next celebration in 2020.

Organizers call it the “largest celebration of Jewish learning in the last 2,000 years” and packing the stadium is no easy task.

“Take a football stadium and basically turn it in to a synagogue for the day,” Golding said.

Extra security will be on hand at the stadium. Transportation officials expect delays along Routes 3, 17 and 120.

Source: CBS 2 LOCAL

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3 Responses to “CBS 2 Report on the Siyum Hashas”

1. Comment from yyk
Time August 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Boruch Hashem. May all the misaiymim and their familes be blessed with the blessings of the Torah and all who participant and rejoice therein.

2. Comment from Joe
Time August 1, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Let’s face it. The Jets will NEVER win another Super Bowl! Just not gonna happen!

3. Comment from Adam Neira
Time August 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Good luck to all the organisers, security personnel and guests at this huge function at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford this evening.

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