In this week’s parsha, when describing Hashem completion of creation, the Torah says, “vayehi erev vayehi boker yom Hashishi – And it was evening and it was morning The sixth day.” Why the emphasis of The Sixth Day an emphasis given to no other of the seven days of creation?
Rashi quotes the famous chazal that explains that although Hashem seemingly finished creating the world, the creation wasn’t fully stable. Creation was conditional on a key component – Torah which would be given on THE sixth day, the sixth day of Sivan, more than 2000 years later. And, once the Torah was given, creation is dependent on its study. As long as Torah is studied every second of time, the world continues to exist as a result.
The Yom Hashishi series is dedicated to those who study the daf every day and their wives and families who support them. With self-sacrifice and dedication, no matter if it’s 10 below zero or 104 degrees, no matter if its raining or snowing or if they’re traveling or busy, the Daf must get learned. They learn with candles during hurricanes and little reading lamps of airplanes busses and trains. Some wake up at 4:00 AM and some stay up till 2:00 AM. It doesn’t matter how when or where, they learn The Daf.
This series will feature weekly videos staring leading Rabbanim and Magidei Shiur, leading up to in the upcoming 13th Global Siyum HaShas.
The learning of the Daf HaYomi has become one of the greatest catalysts to a worldwide commitment to kvias itim. The upcoming siyum is of course primarily the celebration of all those who are completing Shas. But, it is so much more than that. Per the directive of the Novominsker Rebbe Shlit”a and the Gedolei Yisrael, we would like to expand the vision of the Siyum to be the celebration of the Torah world’s commitment to Torah – Ki Heim Chayeinu v’Orech Yameinu!
Whether through learning the Daf or Amud Yomi, Daf Hashavuah, or any daily limud of Gemara, Torah is our life, our strength, and our passion. This was the core of the great vision of Rav Meir Shapiro zt”l to promote unified daily commitment to Torah learning, and the mission we carry on today and keep the world going.
The Yom Hashishi Torah Video Series is part of a broad campaign spearheaded by The Agudah to precipitate a broader and stronger commitment to a daily commitment of learning Gemara. To sign up for the Yom Hashishi series and other exciting Siyum news and updates, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit TheSiyum.org.