On Monday night, the Nokia Stadium in Tel Aviv played host to a large event in honor of the completion of the Daf Yomi, the seven-year course of daily Talmud study.
The Siyum HaShas event, which was organized by the Dirshu foundation for Torah study, draw thousands, including hundreds of participants from the United States and Europe.
Other celebrations were set to take place throughout Israel, including a large event at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium.
The American Siyum Hashas was slated to be held on Tuesday at the the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which can hold over 90,000 attendees. Reportedly, over 60,000 tickets to the event have been sold.
The Daf Yomi regimen was instated in 1923, by Rabbi Meir Shapiro, as a means to bring Talmud study to a broader swath of the Jewish people, including laymen, and encourage students to study more esoteric tractates that were not part of the usual course of study.
During the Daf Yomi cycle, students study one “daf,” or two-sided page of Talmud a day, often in synagogue study groups.