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Chicken farm releases eggs marking milestone for Talmud learners

As Daf Yomi studiers finish Tractate Beitzah, which means egg in Hebrew, Meshek Kedumim prints congratulations directly on its eggs

A Meshek Kedumim egg featuring a message to participants in the Daf Yomi Talmud study program in honor of the conclusion of Tractate Beitzah, which means "egg." (Facebook via JTA)
A Meshek Kedumim egg featuring a message to participants in the Daf Yomi Talmud study program in honor of the conclusion of Tractate Beitzah, which means "egg." (Facebook via JTA)

JTA — As participants in the Daf Yomi, a program in which participants study one page of Talmud each day, near the end of the current tractate, a chicken farm in the West Bank decided to join in the celebration.

In honor of the completion of the Talmud’s Tractate Beitzah, which means “egg” in Hebrew, Meshek Kedumim printed the words of the text recited upon the completion of a Talmud tractate directly onto the eggs.

“We will return to you, Tractate Beitzah,” the eggs read in Hebrew. “Congratulations, from the chicken coops of Kedumim.”

Daf Yomi participants will complete Tractate Beitzah, so named because it begins with a story related to an egg, next week before continuing on to Tractate Rosh Hashanah.

The entire Daf Yomi cycle, in which participants study one double-sided page of the 37 tractates of the Babylonian Talmud each day in order, takes about seven and a half years to complete.

Celebrations are typically held at the end of the cycle, including a massive gathering at MetLife Stadium in the US.

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