90,000 to gather in N.J. football stadium for completion of Talmud

(JTA) — Ninety-thousand people will gather in Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. to celebrate siyum hashas, the completion of a Talmud study program that occurs once every seven-and-a-half years.

The attendants will be finishing a program called daf yomi, in which participants study one double-sided page of Talmud per day until they finish the entire work, which includes thousands of pages. The program is organized such that everyone participating learns the same page on the same day.

According to Business Wire, attendees at the stadium will have come from as far away as Australia. The ceremony will be simulcast to 80 other cities, spanning 15 countries.

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