The festivities began in the house of Maran, Rav Chaim, shlita, in the presence of over 50 magidei shiurim organized by “Dirshu” throughout the city of Beitar Eilit for the official siyum.
Afterwards thousands of Beitar Eilit residents participated last night in a demonstration of Kavod HaTorah organized by “Dirshu” celebrating the finishing of Seder Nashim and the beginning of Seder Nezikim. The celebration took place in the main auditorium on Breslau Street with the participation of Maranan and Rabbanan Gedolei Yisroel, shlita, who came purposely for the Kavod HaTorah and to encourage and strengthen the participation in learning the Daf Yomi.
Masechet Kidusin was finished by the Gaon Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Weissberger, shlita, the Rav and Av Beth Din of Kehal Yerai’im-Budapest in Shechunat Hagefen while the Gaon Rav Yishai Elfenbein, shlita, magiud shiur in Beit Hamedrash of Yeshivat Haran in the Dekel neighborhood, began Mesechet Bava Kama.
The Gaon Rav Chaim Feinstein, shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Beit Yehudah and Ateret Shlomo delivered fiery Divrei Torah in the honor of the Torah and its learners. Maran, HaGr”ach, shlita, inspired the gathering by granting a myriad of brachot on the heads of all those who learn and teach the daf yomi.
Afterwards they traveled to Beitar Eilit where they were met by the thousands of participants who gathered in the honor of the Torah and greeted them with songs and dance. The gathering was opened by the Rabbanim Rebbe Dovid Tzvi Ordentklich, shlita, and and Rebbe Yaakov Tofik, shlita, who stressed the necessity of widening the scope of the number of shiurim both in Beitar and outside of it. The President of “Dirshu”, Rabbi Dovid Hofstedter, shlita, gave his blessings to and described his admiration for the participants of the Daf Yomi cycle with the fervent hope of enlarging the numbers of shiuruim L’Hagdil Toirah U’Leha’adirah
During the evening the crowd was addressed by the Gaon HaRav Shalom Cohen, shlita, the President of the Moetzes Chachmei HaTorah, the Gaon HaRav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Atteret HaToarh and the Gaon HaRav Michel Silber, Rosh Yeshivat Zevhil. Reb Yisropel Adler led the musical arrangements together with the Malchut choir under the direction of Reb Pinchas Bichler and Reb Zanvil Weinberger sang accompanied by the orchestra of Reb Moshe (Monah) Rosenblum.
The festivities were broadcast on a closed circuit broadcasting system to the overflowing crowds in the streets around the auditorium.