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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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While, as Seth J answered, there's likely nothing wrong with it, anyone signing up to study toward a communal siyum in someone's memory should bear in mind that doing so is partially for the deceased's relatives' peace of mind and comfort. If the relatives are of the sort that would be disturbed by a woman's contributing toward the siyum, it might be better ...


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In an Orthodox setting, the woman will not likely be asked to lead the Siyum (although...) or say the Kaddish, but just scrolling through some of the past Siyumim posted here, you can see a number of women who signed up to learn.


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At several siyums for my Daf Yomi group, I heard Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer tell a story involving Rav Moshe Feinstein, which he used to address the subject question. Rabbi Anemer related that one of the Rav's students came from a non-yeshivish background. One day his father asked him to explain to him what it was they were learning in yeshiva. So, the son ...


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Expanding upon my answer from here: I once wanted to learn a Masechta for the purpose of making a Siyum, and I learned it on mp3 and made a Siyum with the approval of a prominent Rav. The primary objective, I believe, is to learn to the best of your ability. If you cannot understand a single word and you refuse to use "tricks" to make it easier to ...


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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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More important than the Masechta itself is your understanding of the background to that Masechta. If you are unfamiliar with the underlying concepts of that Masechta, it will be hard. The Kehati Mishnayot will make any Masechta easier by presenting the necessary background information in an orderly and organized manner.


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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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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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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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smallest tractates are orlah,chagiga, moed katan,kinim,uktzin each having 3 chapters. might be hard first time, but each subsequent time will get easier.



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