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Is it possible to make a siyum masechet when learning the chapters in an arbitrary order? For example if i learn the last chapter before the first?

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In B'Tzel Ha'Chochmo (2/28) Rav Stern writes [and brings a proof] that one can make a siyum for a mesechta they completed, regardless of the the order it was learnt in. [However, he suggests leaving over the end to make the siyum.] Rav Chaim Kinyevsky quoted in יומא טבא לרבנן (pg. קז) says that people are lenient with this. The Minchas Yitzchok (2/93/5) also concludes that it is a Seudas Mitzvah.

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    What is a reason to be strict? – Double AA Jun 10 '18 at 20:59
  • Non of these sources bring a reason that it shouldn't count as a siyum. – פרי זהב Jun 10 '18 at 23:26
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    It is somewhat common to learn chapters of Masechtot non-sequentially. I did this a few times in elementary and high school, and, in one place, we made a siyum. – DanF Jun 11 '18 at 2:08

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