On Motzei Shabbos, November 19th, Mercaz Torah U’Tefillah hosted a community-wide Mishna Yomi Siyum on Seder Zeraim. Begun in 1947, the Mishna Yomi cycle consists of learning 2 Mishnayos every day. Now in its 14th cycle, there are more people than ever learning Mishna Yomi so the opportunity was ripe to make a grand Siyum celebrating the completion of the 1st Seder in the cycle, Seder Zeraim.
The initiative of a community-wide Siyum was taken on by Dr. Yossi Scheller, who has been promoting the learning of Mishnayos for many years amongst both adults and boys. Over 100 men and boys participated in the Siyum, which took place in the Mercaz Torah U’Tefillah Beis Medrash. With beautiful décor, 3 course meal and a mini orchestra, this Siyum was one to remember. The mesymim were graced by Divrei Torah from the Mara D’Asra Rav Yissochor Dov Eichenstein Shlit”a, as well as Rabbi Akiva Feldman Shlit”a, Rav of Ohel Yaakov, who was the guest speaker. Dr. Scheller shared a few remarks as well, and made the Hadran.
Beyond familiarizing yourself with all of Shisha Sidrei Mishna, Mishna Yomi provides a framework for regular learning of fathers and sons together. It also gives you something easy to review whenever you have a few spare minutes, such as standing in line or waiting for an appointment. Now with Seder Moed having just started last Thursday, we hope many more people will join this wonderful program!
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