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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The Siyum HaShas celebration at Met Life Stadium on Jan. 1, 2020. Photo: Howard Shalowitz

Siyum connects 90,000 Jews all ‘on the same page’

By Hazzan Howard Shalowitz January 24, 2020

On Jan. 1, more than 90,000 Jews from around the world gathered at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. at the main worldwide venue to celebrate the 13th cycle of the Siyum HaShas — the completion and celebration of studying the entire Babylonian...

More than 90,000 people packed MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for the Siyum HaShas, celebrating the completion of the Daf Yomi page-a-day Talmud study cycle, Aug. 1, 2012.

90,000 celebrate completion of page a day Talmud study

URIEL HEILMAN, JTA August 2, 2012

what she was learning. “The Talmud, for someone who has a diverse range of interests, is the most incredible text because it has everything in it,” Kurshan told JTA. “There’s nothing as exciting as the next page of Gemarah because it’s so discursive....

More than 90,000 people packed MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for the Siyum HaShas, celebrating the completion of the Daf Yomi page-a-day Talmud study cycle, Aug. 1, 2012.

90,000-plus crowd cheers Siyum HaShas

JTA REPORT August 2, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Some 90,000 people packed MetLife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the page-a-day Talmud cycle in the largest-ever Siyum HaShas. The gathering Wednesday evening, which was simulcast to some 60 U.S. cities and more than 20...

From left:  Then-Aish St. Louis Director Rabbi Elazar Grunberger, the late Aish HaTorah founder Rabbi Noach Weinberg, and Michael Grafman are shown during  a conference in 1999.  Rabbi Grunberger recently announced he will be leaving St. Louis after spending 26 years here and returning to Israel.

Rabbi Grunberger leaves a lasting impact in St. Louis

By Michael Grafman June 15, 2011

From rock n' roll to Torah scroll, I have been blessed many times over for living a younger life of rock music and an older life of learning about our heritage. Being raised on rock was great fun, as I have had a lot of good times meeting nationally renowned...

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