MAY Annual Grand Siyum

At the eagerly anticipated event, fathers joined the student Mesaymim and their Rabbeim in the Mesivta’s Shaulson Gymnasium to celebrate this achievement together.

After a beautiful buffet dinner, the Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, delivered Divrei Pesicha, commenting on the tremendous pride the Mesivta has in these talmidim. Rabbi Yaffe focused on the commitment, discipline and self-control necessary to maintain the consistent schedule required to complete a Masechta. Congratulating each boy and “his Masechtos” by name, he added that the Torah learned by the yeshiva’s Talmidim is Toras Emes and Toras Chaim… not simply an intellectual pursuit.

Rabbi Yaffe then introduced Senior Shlomo Tusk, who completed Masechta Beitzah, to deliver Divrei Torah. Shlomo spoke about the commitment of learning and how true Limud HaTorah is not just learning a Masechta, but connecting to the Torah and its guidance.  He noted that these Siyum accomplishments involve learning a “way of life” filled with passion and Simcha. Shlomo thanked his Rabbeim for their guidance and tutelage, and for giving him a true perspective of Limud HaTorah.

The guest speaker for the event was Rabbi Bentzion Bamberger, former Rebbe at MAY, who is currently the Mashgiach of Yeshivas Ohr Reuven in Monsey. In his passionate and eloquent manner, Rabbi Bamberger spoke about the constant dedication, commitment and diligence necessary to be complete a Masechta.  He effusively complimented the Talmidim and praised them for the Chashivus HaTorah that they exhibited.  Led by senior Raphael Rahmanim, the 95 Mesaymim then recited the Hadran together.

S’gan Menahel, Rabbi Yossi Bennett, who organized the event, commented, “We are so proud of, and inspired by, our talmidim and the sheer amount of learning accomplished these past two years – despite the pandemic challenges.  It’s simply incredible and it’s a testament to their commitment to learning, as well as the commitment of our Rabbeim to their Talmidim.”

The evening closed with Leibadik dancing in joyous celebration of Torah.