No Jewish tradition is more revered than learning. That’s why the recent Daf Yomi celebration was such a missed opportunity, writes J.J. Goldberg.
‘Unity’ was a key mantra at the recent celebration of Daf Yomi. But it poignantly highlighted the growing gulf between the Orthodox and the more liberal Jews.
Some 90,000 people packed MetLife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the page-a-day Talmud cycle in the largest-ever Siyum HaShas.
Despite rain and traffic jams, the mood was jubilant as some 90,000 Orthodox Jews gathered to celebrate the completion of the study of the Talmud.
A packed stadium celebrated ‘Jewish unity’ after finishing the page-a-day task of reading the Talmud’s 2,711 pages. But is it unity only for the Orthodox?