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What is typically done in the Daf Yomi Shi'ur when a Masechta ends with a half-Daf? Is the same thing typically done when it ends with a half-'Amud?

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  1. Is the next half-Daf learned in the same day's Shi'ur? Is the next full Daf learned? Or does the day's Daf only include that half-Daf (shorter Shi'ur, etc.)?

  2. Is a Siyum made immediately upon completion of the Daf? If the Shi'ur begins the next Daf, does the Siyum cause a break in the Shi'ur for several minutes? Or does a Siyum commence later (eg., at the end of the Shi'ur, if the next Daf is learned right away)?

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At the Shi'ur I attended last night, the learning formally ended at the conclusion of the half-(ok, Rov-)'Amud and a Siyum commenced. Since we were in a Sukkah, some foods were brought out and drinks were poured, at which point a Daf-Yomi beginner, who had been a regular participant in this group, walked in late. As a service to him, and to make his first Siyum special, the half-'Amud was learned again, followed by another Hadran and Kaddish. At this point, the Siyum became very joyous, which was quite apropos for the evening (being Zeman Simhatheinu and all).

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