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Siyum Masechta Ketana

Rabbi Yechezkel Moskowitz answers that one may make a full "Siyum" on all "Masechtos Ketanos", except for Maseches Derech Eretz (he quotes the Sefer Yoma Tava, Sha'ar 1, Page 23). For the exception ...
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May a man eat meat if attending the siyum of a woman?

Rabbi Shlomo Wahrman z"l in 1981 in his sefer She'erit Yosef vol. 2:4 answers in the affirmative, that a man may eat meat and drink wine at such a siyum.
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Can one make a siyum on “shas bavli” if he did not also finish the masechtos mishnayos that do not have gemara bavli on them?

From this site: "This celebration is commonly referred to as the "Siyum HaShas," but technically speaking, this term is inaccurate. The word "Shas" is an acronym for the words, "Shisha Sedarim," ...
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Eating Meat from Siyum

Nitei Gavriel 40:7 quotes the Divrei Malkiel 3:27 that Baalei Bris (the people directly involved with a Bris) can eat food from a Bris that was sent to their house because it like is their Yom Tov, ...
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siyum masechet when learning chapters in arbitrary order

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 ...
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Source for making a celebration (siyum) upon completing some learning?

The Midrash in Koheles Rabbah (1:1) makes the following statement, regarding the morning after King Solomon had his famous dream in which G-d promised him wisdom like nobody had ever had. אָמַר ...
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Source for making a celebration (siyum) upon completing some learning?

Talmud Shabbos 118b. When Abaye would see a student make a siyum on a masechta, he would make a celebration for the Rabbis.
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Splitting learning for a siyum

Rabbi Lauffer at Ohr Somayach writes: Is It Permissible for a Few People to Learn Different Parts of the Tractate and Make a Siyum Together? Yes, it is (see Chavot Yair 70 and Maharshal). If possible,...
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Does a double siyum occur?

The only difference from a normal siyum is that when saying the hadran, you say both - מסכתות ברכות ושבת, for example. Mazel tov!
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Is there a transliterated version of what you need to say at the end of the complete Mishna?

Here is the transliteration for the Hadran: Hadran alach hashishah sidrei mishnah vehadarach alan, datan alach hashishah sidrei mishnah vedatach alan. La nitnashei minach hashishah sidrei mishnah ...
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Taanis bechorim when unable to attend a siyum

Note that Maseches Horayos has 14 dapim. It will be part of the daf yomi cycle this coming Elul 10 - 22 so it is regarded as valid for a siyum. One is thus able to use it for the siyum this year if ...
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What is the first instance of a siyum

The Midrash in Koheles Rabbah (1:1) makes the following statement, regarding the morning after King Solomon had his famous dream in which G-d promised him wisdom like nobody had ever had. אָמַר ...
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R' Frand's famous speech from the 11th Siyum Hashas

The video of the 11th Siyum Hashas can be found here. As you said, the specific quote may be found at 18:07.
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Time limit on making a Siyum

The only sources I found on this come courtesy of chaburas.org and say one can wait a bit but not a lot. Maharam Mintz claims that when one reaches the end of a tractate, he should delay learning ...
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Why does a siyum exempt one from taanit bechorot?

Rabbi Elazar Mayer Teitz taught on 7 Nissan in 2008 that all other fast days include both an obligation to fast & an obligation not to eat. This means that even if one has eaten for whatever ...
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Making a siyum on a chelek of the Rambam

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 ...
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If one or more women complete a Talmudic tractate, can they make a siyum?

In the podcast Daf Yomi for Women (soon to be renamed Hadran Daf Yomi for Women), the speaker, Michelle Cohen Farber, does say Hadran at the conclusion of masechtot. She doesn't have a man say it for ...
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Can you make a Siyum on something in Torah without understanding it?

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 ...
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I'm not sure what to do when I reach this phrase in the Gemara?

I'm not sure a question like this has a black and white "legal" answer. But my experience and advice would be that you should make sure you are understanding how those previous challenges ...
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Siyum on mishnayos by my bar mitzvah

Firstly mazal tov and yasher kochacho for taking on such a worthy endeavour!!! The breakdown is as follows: Seder Kodshim (remaining masechtos) Bechoros (9 perakim, 73 mishnayos) Erchin (9 perakim, ...
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Taanis bechorim when unable to attend a siyum

Over the phone (live stream equivalent) is fine bshaas hadchak according to Rav Shlomo Zalmen Auerbach.
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Is there any (relatively) simple way to calculate when/how often the Daf Yomi cycle will finish a tractate on Erev Pesach?

I wrote a program using scripts I wrote for TorahCalc that will calculate when this will happen. Having it end up on the exact date is very rare. Here are the dates for the next 1,000 years where ...
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What if there are no other masechtot

I thought of the Masechtot Ketanot as Meir mentioned. Or, this could refer to the many Masechtot that have no Gemarah. On the simplest level, there is always something new to learn even from a ...
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הדרן עֲלָךְ מסכת פלונית - why not עֲלִיךְ?

Rabbi Reuven Margaliyot writes in his book "Nitzotzei Or" (pg 225-226 in Hebrew): "הדרן עלך והדרך עלן" לדעתי מטבע זו עתיקה מאוד ומיוסדת כמקבילה לסיום עבודה בבית מקדשינו, יבנה במהרה בימינו. שנינו ...
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Best way to track Torah learning

check out... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.first.torahtracker Keep track of your Torah learning with the Torah Tracker app!! Whether you are following a daily cycle, weekly cycle, ...
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English translation of hadran alach?

Here's a translation on Sefaria: https://www.sefaria.org/Hadran.1?lang=bi
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Is Siyum Masechet celebration a mere encouragement?

This article at din.org.il הרמ”א (יורה דעה רמו, כו) פסק אפוא כי “כשמסיים מסכת, מצוה לשמוח ולעשות סעודה, ונקראת סעודת מצוה”. בט”ז (ס”ק ט) הוסיף בשם מהרש”ל כי “אפילו אחרים שלא סיימו, מצוה לשמוח עם ...
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Is there a special hadran on Yerushalmi?

Most notably by saying הדרן על מסכת ברכות מתלמוד ירושלמי As demonstrated at this siyum (recording #31). There didn’t seem to be any other changes. DoubleAA’s comment was a simple pun ...
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Does a kohen get preference when making a siyum?

Rabbi Kaganoff notes the following examples where the Kohen recieves preference before others: “The kohen should open first (liftoach rishon), he should bless first, and he should take a nice ...
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Making a siyum and eating meat during the 9 days

As you assert correctly halocho allows for a person to make a meaty siyum, namely a seudas mitzvah during this period and anyone connected to the siyum may participate - refer to the Rema in Shulchan ...
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