Siyum Hashas Put Up for Auction On eBay

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The following listing appears on eBay, with the bidding set to end on December 17.

THIS FIRST EVER AUCTION OF ITS KIND FOR A UNIQUELY PERSONALIZED TALMUD PARTNERSHIP EXPERIENCE WHICH FULLY INCLUDES ALL OF THE FOLLOWING AT NO EXTRA CHARGE:
 
 
* YOU BECOME THE EXCLUSIVE, FIRST EVER, AND SOLE PARTNER IN INVESTING IN A SINGLE-HANDED, SOLO-STUDY OF THE ENTIRE BABYLONIAN TALMUD
 
* YOU ARE INVITED AS THE EXCLUSIVE GUEST OF HONOR AT A FULLY CATERED “SIYUM HASHAS” CELEBRATION RECOGNIZING YOUR GROUND-BREAKING PARTNERSHIP
 
* YOU WILL BE ABLE TO INVITE A GENEROUS NUMBER OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND GUESTS TO SHARE IN YOUR CELEBRATION
 
* YOU WILL BE PRESENTED WITH AN AWARD COMMEMORATING YOUR FOUNDING ROLE IN PROMOTING A NEW, PERSONALIZED, ERA OF TALMUD PARTNERSHIP
 
 
BACKGROUND:
 
The Babylonian Talmud, written in 2,711 pages of Judaeo Aramaic is ordinarily studied and completed by individual Torah scholars in a minimum of 7 years
 
Only rare and leading Torah Giants such as HoRav Chaim Kanievsky individually complete it in as little as one year. 
 
There is a long history of sponsorship of Talmud completion dedicated in the memory of the departed or in honor of donors and sponsors. 
 
However, until today, sponsorship of completion of the entire Talmud, often needed at less than a year’s notice, has, by necessity, involved joint sponsorship by multiple parties and its study has, by necessity, been divided among multiple Torah scholars – each of whom study only a fraction of the entire Talmud during the allotted time – typically no more than one out of 63 Tractates contained in the Talmud, thus diluting each donor’s share and diluting each participant’s share.
 
THE WORLD FIRST THAT YOU GET:
 
Now for the first time in recorded History, in an all-time first for Talmud sponsorship, an accomplished Torah scholar who has already individually completed the Babylonian Talmud multiple times will, upon the completion of this auction, single-handedly complete the entire Talmud, from the very first page to the very last, in less than a year – exclusively and solely from beginning to end with the investment of one partner and one partner only – you.
 
In recognition of your unique partnership, at no extra charge and with no extra solicitation whatsoever you will be the Exclusive Guest of Honor at a fully catered “Siyum Hashas”.
 
Additionally, at no extra charge and with no extra solicitation whatsoever, you will be able to share your amazing experience with a generous number of invited family, friends and guests.
 
Finally, in recognition of your pioneering role in contributing towards a new trend in Talmud partnership, you will receive a commemorative award.
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
 
1) TALMUD SPONSORSHIP IS A PART OF JEWISH RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE AND THUS UNFORTUNATELY AT THIS TIME BIDDING ON THIS AUCTION IS LIMITED TO THOSE WHO ARE JEWISH BY UNIVERSAL STANDARDS ACCEPTED BY ALL JEWISH COMMUNITIES. 
 
2) THE SIYUM HASHAS CELEBRATION WILL TAKE PLACE NEAR BNEI BRAK, ISRAEL. THE WINNER AND GUESTS WILL BE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND EXPENSES.
 
3) THE WINNER WILL BE ENTITLED TO INVITE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE UP TO A TOTAL OF 25 GUESTS. THE SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INCREASE (BUT NOT DECREASE) AT HIS DISCRETION THE NUMBER OF INCLUDED GUESTS AVAILABLE TO THE WINNER SUBJECT TO THE FINAL SELLING PRICE AND OTHER FACTORS.
 
4) THE SELLER WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO AMICABLY RESOLVE ALL ISSUES TO THE MUTUAL SATISFACTION OF BOTH PARTIES. ANY OUTSTANDING UNRESOLVED ISSUES WILL BE REFERRED TO ARBITRATION OF THE JEWISH COURT OF LAW CHOSEN BY THE SELLER AT THE TIME OF SALE AND ALL DISPUTES WILL BE GOVERNED BY JEWISH RELIGIOUS TORAH LAW.

12 COMMENTS

  1. There is a yungerman in Lakewood that reviews shas once a year. You don’t have to go far for his siyum.
    כל הכבוד that there are still yungeleit that review shas yearly.

  2. Since the article mentions that it will be finished in less than a year and only gedolim can do that, why not mention the gadol’s name? What do you have to hide? Secondly, I’d like to know what percentage cut the middle man will be making!

  3. In response to the legitimate questions asked here I listed this Siyum Hashas on Ebay for my son who is the Torah scholar who wishes to remain anonymous and is doing this to help support his family – I am not an Ebay seller and have never done anything like this before – in fact we just realized that the end date was Shabbos and changed it to Wednesday morning instead.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to post them on the auction listing.

    • Yeh right. How do we know who YOU are? Posting anonymously. That’s really reliable. A sucker is born every minute. I’m not buying this baloney. Peddle your bubu maaseh somewhere else.

      • 1) You probably didn’t notice but I added in the post that we had changed the Auction end date and you can verify that

        2) Anyway makes no difference because you or anyone else can follow my suggestion and get the answers to the questions as already suggested by posting them on the auction listing

  4. “Since the article mentions that it will be finished in less than a year and only gedolim can do that”. Not true, working men like myself who have learned daf Yomi for many years running and used our time in Yeshiva days wisely and to finish mesechtos can also learn Shas in one year. When I was a teenager in camp I reviewed the entire masechta of Taanis in a few hrs so that the camp could make a siyum during the 9 days

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