I just observed a Facebook conversation regarding an upcoming Siyum, ostensibly taking place because someone had put forth great effort to complete a tractate of Talmud, and not because the organizers wanted to eat meat during the Nine Days. The question was asked whether meat would be served, and someone said, "If there's no Hadran there's no meat."
- Is that correct? That is, does eating meat at a Siyum during the Nine Days require a Hadran?
If so, then I wonder:
- Does Hadran require a minyan (as the Siyum-maker apparently assumed in not planning to say the Hadran)?
- Do the above require Kaddish (or does Kaddish require a Hadran)?
- And what if there's no Minyan available? Can the Hadran be said anyway? If not, can meat be eaten during the Nine Days anyway?