New footage released by RebbeDrive shows the Siyum celebrating the completion of the first general Sefer Torah in 5742, initiated by the Rebbe just a few months before.
In 5742, The Rebbe initiated a Mivtza that every Yid buy a letter in a general Sefer Torah.
Just four months after its launch, the first Sefer Torah was complete, and a massive Siyum was arranged.
The Siyum was held at the New York Hilton on Erev Rosh Chodesh Shevat, and was attended by leading Rabonim and Roshi Yeshivos.
The next day, the Rebbe held a Farbrengen in honor of the Siyum, and spoke of its greatness.
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Thank you for sharing this video!
Where can people get brochures for the Sefer Torah Haklali? I’ve seen a beautiful brochure that looks like the mantel of a Sefer Torah. Who produces those brochures, or others?
Wow , Thank you for sharing this monumental video of the first siyum Sefer Torah Hakloli. It brings back lots of memories and hisragshus .
My father unfortunately passed on 15 Elul, so I was in the year. I was a young bochur. I asked my rov, who was Harav Ushpol A “H , if I could attend the siyum, he told me yes, it’s once In a lifetime. So I went and participated, interesting to note that year, there was another siyum Sefer Torah Hakloli , and I asked again and Harav Ushpol answered that I cannot participate.
It’s also very interesting, and not realizing that the siyum was held Erev Rosh Chodesh Shevat, and the Rebbe’s farbrengen was on Rosh Chodesh Shevat, and that the sofer was R. Zirkind A”H, six years later I married R. Zirkind’s daughter on Rosh Chodesh Shevat, shnas Tismach in 770. Gives me the chills. Thanks again, it’s a very nice anniversary gift !!