Daf Yomi Concludes Chulin, Begins Bechoros; Nine Months to the Siyum HaShas

Lomdei Daf Yomi are celebrating the completion of Maseches Chulin, inching their way closer to the 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi, slated for January 1, 2020 at Metlife Stadium.

The study of this 141-blatt masechta began on November 29, 2018, and concluded on April 18, the day before Erev Pesach 5779, a period of almost five months.

Daf Yomi has now commenced Maseches Bechoros, the first of the final six masechtos in the cycle.

The study of Chulin, one of the most complex masechtos, was brought to life through the Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt”l Global Chullin Initiative, which featured presentations delivered by Rav Amitay Bendavid, author of Sefer Sichas Chullin andan acknowledged expert in the fields of shechitah and nikkur. The series was dedicated in memory of Rav Belsky, who dedicated his life to sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of Torah and science with a hands-on approach, bringing the most obscure sugyos to life for thousands of lomdei Torah worldwide.

An exciting kashrus series marked the conclusion of Maseches Chullin, with shiurim delivered by Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein, Rav Aharon Dovid Dunner, Rav Moshe Heinemann, and Rav Noach Isaac Oelbaum. All of these shiurim, and more, can be viewed on the Siyum website, thesiyum.org.

The study of Maseches Bechoros will extend into mid-June, at which time Arachin will be learned.

The resources available to lomdei Daf Yomi have never before been so varied. In addition, various projects allowing people to make siyumim in conjunction with the upcoming global Siyum HaShas celebration have been made available, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to attend the Siyum HaShas as a participant, not just a spectator.

In addition, with six more masechtos remaining, the Daf Yomi Chaburah initiative is providing a way for lomdim to connect to Daf Yomi in a more personal way by giving participants an identity as part of a group and reinvigorating their connection to Torah learning. The Daf Yomi Chaburah committee helps in the establishment of a chaburah anywhere, by any group, fostering a relationship between participants through limud haTorah. For more information about the Daf Yomi Chaburah initiative, contact Yehuda Dewick at 848.525.9569 or yadewick@gmail.com.

Read about other Daf Yomi developments in the new Siyum in Action newsletter, released in time for Pesach. To find out more about the upcoming Siyum HaShas, sign up at info@thesiyum.org. Information is also available at TheSiyum.org, by calling 212.797.9000, or by texting SIYUM to 313131.