Friday, June 09, 2023

Can one make a siyum on the Mishnah Berurah? Does one recite a Hadran on such a siyyum? What about Kaddish? These were the questions recently posed by the senior members of Dirshu’s hanhala to Rav Chaim Kanievsky, as the siyyum of the first Machzor of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha is just around the corner.

Rav Chaim replied that the last se’if kattan in the Mishnah Berurah should be said and yes, a Hadran should be recited, and regular Kaddish normally said after a siyum should also be recited. Major siyyumim will be held in six locations on five continents featuring leading Gedolei Yisrael who will attend and address the siyumim.

The major siyyum will take place at the Yad Eliyahu Stadium. Present will be Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman, Rav Chaim Kanievsky, the Belzer Rebbe, Rav Gershon Edelstein, Rav Shimon Baadani, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, Rav Berel Povarski, Rav Yitzchok Scheiner, Many others are slated to attend. Stadium tickets have been sold out, and a large hall Binyanei HaUmah, the convention center in Yerushalayim, has been rented to provide an interactive session in sync with Yad Eliyahu, and other satellite sites are being organized to receive live streaming of the event in different parts of the country.

In the United States, the massive siyum will be held Shabbos, Parshas VaYakhel-Pikudei-Parah at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut. Gedolei Yisrael from throughout America are scheduled to spend Shabbos at the Convention with lomdei Dirshu. An absolutely inspiring program for both men and women is scheduled. The highlight of the weekend will be the massive Grand Siyum to be held on Motzoei Shabbos where the Mishnah Berurah will be completed. Although the Shabbos itself is already sold out, the entire community is invited to the siyum on Motzoei Shabbos. Buses will be available from many frum centers.

The first siyyum of the Machzor Rishon of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha in England will be held over Shabbos Parshas Vayikra-Hachodesh at the Norwood House. The special guest from Eretz Yisrael will be the Modzhitzer Rebbe. The special guest from America is Rav Yissocher Frand, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivas Ner Yisroel. Rav Aharon Schiff, Rav of the Machzikei Hadas Kehilla of Antwerp will be the special guest from continental Europe. In France more than 5,000 people will gather at Les Docks Des on Sunday, March 22 in Paris. The special guest speaker will be Sephardic Chacham, Rav Shalom Cohen, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Porat Yosef and Nasi of the Shas Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah. In South Africa, a large siyyum will be held at the Scarlet Ribbon Hotel on March 18. The featured guest speaker will be Dayan Yonasan Abraham, a senior Dayan on the London Beis Din. In Argentina, there will be a siyyum on March 25 at the Ohr Chaya Hotel. Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Yisrael of Yerushalayim will be the speaker.

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