I cannot remember ever attending a siyum of an order of the Mishna where the person making the siyum did not learn the last mishna of the last masechta of the seder. Is there some problem with learning the masechtot out of order or the mishnayot of a masechta out of order?

Assuming there is no problem, is it the common practice to learn the last Mishna of the seder at the siyum even if the masechtot were learned out of order? Or is my experience not representative?

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    Your experience is not representative of my experience FWIW. – Double AA Jun 28 '15 at 15:25
  • This erev Pesach the shul finished Seder Moed (Mishna) with Psachim. – Scimonster Jun 28 '15 at 15:26
  • Considering that there are common circumstances where the last mishna in a masechta isn't even a MISHNA (see: Avos, Bechoros, etc.), then why couldn't you end at the second to last perek? It's... unusual to end a masechta in the middle (maybe someone else learned the second half?), but it's pretty common to pick a thematically relevant masechta to end the siyum on... – Isaac Kotlicky Jun 29 '15 at 14:18
  • @IsaacKotlicky Oh my! You raised an interesting point about "Pirkei Avot", which spurs me to ask a separate question about making a siyum on this! – DanF Jun 30 '15 at 2:34
  • very similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/92955 – msh210 Jun 10 '18 at 21:29

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