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Is making a siyum on a chelek (section) of the Rambam good enough to absolve one from fasting taanis bechoros, or allowing one to eat meat during the nine days?

I have never seen someone make a siyum on a chelek of the Rambam like seder Zamanim for example. Has anyone seen this before?

On a side note, the Rambam himself writes at the end of each topic in a seder brich rachmanh dsayon.

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    "I have never seen someone make a siyum on a chelek of the Rambam like seder Zamanim for example. Has anyone seen this before?" Yes, although I'm not sure that helps answer this question.
    – Yishai
    Commented Jun 28, 2015 at 18:05

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Rav Meir Mazuz in Mekor Neeman page.109 was asked this question and he answered that if one finishes one of the books(Maadah,Ahava...) then it's considered a siyum. He brings the Shu"t HaRashbash siman 52 that one who learns halchos from the Rambam every single day is muvtach that he is a ben olam habaah.

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In Guidelines by Rabbi Elozor Barclay and Rabbi Yitzchok Jaeger, both for the 3 Weeks and for Pesach, they say that to make a siyum that permits meat & wine in the first case or breaking the fast Erev Pesach, it must be on one of the following:

  1. A seder of Mishnayot (Zeraim, Moed, etc)
  2. A masechet of Gemara
  3. A sefer of Tanach learned b'iyun (which they do not define)
  4. A chelek of Shulchan Aruch

So, at least according to them, no, a chelek of the Mishneh Torah will not suffice.

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    interesting, what is the difference between a chelek of SA and a chelek of Rambam.?
    – kouty
    Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 8:11
  • It's pashut that it's just not common amongst all Jews to go through Rambam like that, that's why they didn't include it. Commented Mar 2, 2021 at 21:42
  • I'm sure by chabad it's siyum acceptable Commented Mar 2, 2021 at 21:43
  • @FalseMessiah, do you know more people who have finished a chelek of Mishneh Torah or who have finished a chelek of Shulchan Aruch? If you claim Mishneh Torah is not listed because it is uncommon, all the moreso Shulchan Aruch.
    – Ze'ev
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 22:50
  • Isn't there a well-known maaseh from R' Moshe Feinstein z"l where he said to make a siyum on one blatt of gemara, for someone for whom that was a tremendous effort?
    – MichoelR
    Commented Jul 16, 2021 at 0:47

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