Siyum HaRambam 5771

Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 8:11 am


In 5744 (1984), the Lubavitcher Rebbe initiated the daily study of the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah (Maimonides' compendium of Jewish law). The Mishneh Torah is unique in that it is the only code which encompasses the entire spectrum of Jewish Law, including many laws that apply only during the times of the Beis Hamkidosh (the Holy Temple), and which will again be pertinent during the Messianic Era.

In honour of the completion of the 29th cycle of Rambam, the Yeshivah Gedolah recently hosted a Siyum HaRambam celebration, which was attended by students of the Yeshivah Gedolah, Mesivtah, Heichal Menachem – Machon Chaim and members of the community.

The evening was chaired by Moshe Wolvovsky (Shliach at the Yeshivah Gedolah), and the event opened with a video presentation regarding the relevance and importance of learning Rambam. Yossi Bassman (student at Heichal Menachem – Machon Chaim) then discussed why the Rambam did not include any explanations in his compendium of Jewish Law, and the significance in studying his works.

Moshe Winner (student at Yeshivah Gedolah) performed the Siyum of the 29th cycle of the Rambam. This was followed by spontaneous song and dance, in celebration of the Siyum.

Osher Kluwgant (student at Mesivtah) began the 30th cycle of the Rambam and explained the significance of the Posuk (verse) which the Rambam chose to base his work on. The keynote speaker, Rabbi Shimon Cowen, explained the respective opinions of the Rambam and the Ramban concerning the Messianic age, and regarding the seven Noahide Laws. The event concluded with Benching, led by the Rosh Yeshivah, Rabbi Binyomin Cohen.









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