A Siyum Befitting the Rambam

In a note to Rabbi Adin Even-Yisroel (Steinsaltz), the Rebbe writes that we haven’t reached a third or a quarter of its deserved attention for the Siyum HoRambam.

Months before the first Rambam study cycle had come to a close, the Rebbe began arousing chassidim to prepare a grand siyum celebration, befitting the completion of the entire Torah.

“Everything should be planned and prepared in advance,” the Rebbe said at the 7 Adar 5745 (1985) farbrengen, “especially since we know that the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah stands out in its order and structure.”

In a note to Reb Adin Even-Yisroel of Yerushalayim, the Rebbe encouraged him to actively create awareness for the upcoming siyum and for the beginning of the new cycle.

The Rebbe added, “There is no need at all to worry about the Rambam’s own rule, that one shouldn’t be extreme, and always follow the middle path – because however much you have already done and will accomplish regarding the siyum, we still haven’t reached a third or a quarter of its deserved attention.”

(Handwritten note printed in Beis Chayenu, Vayetze 5776)

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