Yeshiva Gedola Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch, located in the scenic Pocono mountains, celebrated the completion of the 33rd cycle of the daily Rambam study with a Grand Siyum.
After watching a Video of the Rebbe completing the Rambam in 1989, the celebration began with Rabbi Mendel Majesky, Menahel of the Yeshiva, emceeing the event, and calling Hatomim Levi Ginsberg to say the Rebbe’s message about the study of Rambam, and the connection to Moshiach.
Mashpia of the Yeshiva, Rabbi Shmerl Matusof, recited the Rebbe’s Kappitel, and then entertained the Bochurim with a lively dissertation on the Rambam’s outlook on Gemara, the reason for the lack of a “Chanukah” Gemara, and a discussion on the Halachic status of the Chanukah holiday.
Rabbi Shmuly Avtzon, who serves as Mashpia, concluded the last Halacha in Rambam and began the new cycle of Rambam, followed by a summary of the Rebbe’s Hadran on Rambam, explaining the connection between the Rambam’s words in the end of his book, and the life of a Bochur.
Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Mendel Krasniansky, was next on the podium, giving the Bochurim a Jewish history lesson, on the Rambam’s teachers and mentors, and the various sources the Rambam used when compiling his books.
Hatomim Eliyohu Hendel, Shliach in the Yeshiva, explained the Rebbe’s view on the two eras in the days of Moshiach, as explained in the Rebbe’s Ma’amar Padah B’Shalom 5741.