Hundreds of thousands of yidden across the globe are set to celebrate one of the most important milestones in their limud of Daf Yomi. On Shabbos Parsha Shemini, Erev Rosh Chodesh Iyar, lomdei Daf Yomi will celebrate the completion of Seder Nezikin and will begin learning Maseches Zevachim, the first Masechta in Seder Kodshim. Seder Kodshim is a unique and challenging part of Shas, a combination of fascinating knowledge about the era of the Bais Hamikdash and illuminating lomdus.
Seder Kodshim is also the final extensive Seder in Shas, which will b’ezras Hashem be concluded in under two years. Agudas Yisrael’s upcoming 13th Siyum Hashas, to be held in Teves 5780-January 2020, will indeed be an extraordinary celebration – exceeding all previous records.
Celebrations of the Siyum on Nezikin/Has’cholas Kodshim will be held in communities across the continent, organized by the Daf Yomi Commission of Agudath Israel of America, which is the achsania encompassing over 1000 shiurim across the continent. Stay tuned for details.
Rabbi Eliyohu Bamberger, Coordinator of the Daf Yomi Commission, says that this exciting milestone will infuse enthusiasm amongst all lomdim and many new lomdim are expected to join the daily limud haDaf. “The Siyum Hashas garners more widespread enthusiasm than perhaps any other ‘Klal Yisroel event,’” says Rabbi Bamberger. “One who learns Daf Yomi is of course the ba’al haSimcha at the Siyum haShas and, of course, enjoys the sweetness of Torah and achdus every day.”
In addition to organizing the upcoming siyumim, Agudah’s Daf Yomi Commission has rallied its maggidei shiur to invite additional members of their respective communities to join Daf Yomi. “Daf Yomi was initiated at the Agudath Israel’s Knessiah Gedolah in Europe,” says Rabbi Labish Becker, Executive Director. “We are proud to remain its achsania at the forefront of spreading this Torah revolution beyond its already unprecedented proportions.”