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SIYUM HASHAS 2012 RABBI KOTLER AND MEZAMRIM

EAST RUTHERFORD,NJ 08.01.2012 During football season the field at Met Life Stadium is covered by the team in blue. But last night it was covered by a sea of black, tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews who transformed the field into the world's largest synagogue, for one night, to celebrate an event that occurs once every 7 1/2 years. 90000 Orthodox followers from all over the country gathered for the milestone event that cost organizers $4 million to produce. Tens of thousands more watched via satellite in 16 countries across the world. Billed as a national celebration of "The Twelfth Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi," organizers said it commemorated a special moment in Jewish culture. Rabbi Avi Shafran explained, "This celebratio is of the completion of a program that takes 7 1/2 years to complete one page a day in the Babylonian Talmud." He said it was the largest celebration of Jewis learning in the past 2000 years. Topics Judaism Christian Orthodoxy Christianity Security was intense. More than 650 federal, state and local law enforcement patrolled the stadium. 65 explosive-sniffing dogs paraded the perimeter. 500 Rabbis sat on the stage, and the male followers filled most of the seats in the stands. The women were placed on the upper deck, away from the men, and shielded from them during prayers by a specially build curtain. Rabbi Shafran said, "In Jesish law the women aren't supposed to be in sight of the men during the prayer service because men are supposed to be ...

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