A Grand Hakhel Siyum Harambam was held Sunday night in Chicago, bringing together Yidden from Chicago’s diverse Jewish community. The siyum was addressed by local rabbonim, and guest speaker Rabbi Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.
By Anash.org reporter
A Grand Hakhel Siyum Harambam was held Sunday night in Chicago, bringing together Yidden from across the spectrum of Chicago’s Jewish community.
Emceeing the Siyum was Rabbi Moshe Binyomin Perlstein, dean of Chicago Mesivta. Greetings were offered by Rabbi Yona Reiss, Av Beis Din RCA, and Rabbi Moshe Yosef Ungar, Nasi – Yeshiva Ohr Baruch.
The Siyum on the 42nd cycle was made by Rabbi Boruch Hertz, rov of the Chabad community. The 43rd cycle of Rambam was started by Rabbi Meir Shimon Moscowitz, Head Shliach of Illinois.
The keynote address was given by Rabbi Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin on the theme of ‘Emunah and Bitachon in Challenging Times.’
“Following the Siyum, we heard from a number of people from various circles that the event inspired them to start learning Rambam,” Rabbi Moscowitz told Anash.org.
The Siyum was organized by Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois, Beis Menachem, Bnei Ruven, FREE of Chicago, Cheder Lubavitch, and Yeshivas Ohr Eliyahu – Lubavitch Mesivta of Chicago. It was broadcast live exclusively on Anash.org for the benefit of Chassidim worldwide.
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