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These questions are dealt with here: The Shulchan Aruch (OC 551:9) writes that one mustn’t eat meat or drink wine during the nine days. The Rema (OC 551:10) adds that if one has a seudas mitzva during this time then one may partake of wine and meat as such celebrations are incomplete without them. This includes Shabbos meals, a bris seuda, a pidyon ...


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The ספר האשכול in Hilchos Sefer Torah 14 brings down the Hadran Alach, Yehi Ratzon, and sons of Rav Pappa parts. I think that is the earliest source, and he does not have the Haarev, Modim, or second Yehi Ratzon.


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R' Yaakov Shechter maintains that while it is very nice to have a minyan, it is not a necessity, and a Siyum is considered a 'Sedudas Mitzva' irrespective as to how many are present. כל ענין המניין הוא רק לחבב המצוה ולעשות את הסעודה לגומרה של תורה ברוב עם, אבל השמחה היא בעצם הסיום וראוי לערוך על כך סעודה גם בינו לבין עצמו ודינה כסעודת מצוה לכל דבר וענין. ...


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Rav Moshe Feinstein in Iggros Moshe O.C. 1:157 writes that the basis for making a siyum is from the Rashbam in Bava Basra 121a who explains the reason for the simcha on Tu B'av is because of the completion of a mitzva which extended for a long period of time, and the Nemukei Yosef there states explicitly that there is a basis to make a seudas mitzva upon the ...


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Rav Aryeh Tzvi Frumer writes (Eretz Tzvi 2:74) that technically a siyum is made on a masachet of mishna (as is clear from Shabbos 118a that in the gemara's time they made siyumin before chasimas hatalmud). Therefore, he explains, one can make a siyum even if some of the Talmudic text has been censored and one is not learning the entire masaches in Gemara. ...


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R. Tzvi Reisman has a long, in-depth discussion on this topic here, and the following are some of the main points which answer the question. 1) The obligation of this fast is unlike other fasts, in that it is only mentioned in a Baraissa of Mesechta Soferim, and not the gemara. Thus the obligation to fast started only as a minhag and so it is treated ...


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In the Artscroll gemara, it has the text of: הדרן עלך מסכת נדה (ותלמוד בבלי) והדרך עלן. etc So, it seems that no. As for siyum shas mishnayot, i speak from experience that there is a special hadran, so perhaps there is for gemara as well, but just not in my sefer.


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You do not need to eat meat to have a siyum. To just wash for bread or just to even have cake with soda is good enough. See Horav Chaim Kanievesky Shlita quoted in Yoma Tova L’rabanan page 107:4, refer to Orchos Rabbeinu 2:page 57:6. The Reason why we can eat during the nine days is because we are making a seudas mitzvah, but then again you do not need to. ...


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good question sefer nitey gavriel pesach vol 2 siman 43 writes that one can make a siyum on maseches of yerushalmi see sefer יומא טבא לרבנן ch 2 - 8 who adds a couple of valid points


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Midos is a great mesechta to learn for the aliyas neshama on the Shloshim, or, for anytime. It is not just a blink of an eye mesechta, and the Rambam wrote about learning the measurements of the Bais Hamikdash and its importance, implying that those who learn it have a part in the future building of it (the Third Bais Hamikdash, based on Yechezkel's ...


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In my experience, only the last amud (or half-amud) of that mesechta is learned. The next day, the new mesechta is begun.



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