Siyyum: Studying for Sustenance

By Jane Kanarek

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2008

Kanarek examines the tradition of seudat mitzvah, a festive meal marking the completion of a commandment and the siyyum, a festive meal marking the conclusion of studying a Talmudic tractate. The siyyum ritual celebrates the deep engagement with our ongoing interpretative tradition, realizing that reading is a Jewish communal process.

Topic: Literature, Ritual, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/655

Page Number(s): 11-12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kanarek, Jane. Siyyum: Studying for Sustenance. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2008: 11-12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6215


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