Madison Square Garden

Siyum In The Stadium

Minyan of 90,000 celebrates Talmud marathon.

08/07/2012
Associate Editor

The big stadium seemed to be levitating; looking up, framed against storm clouds, 90,000 Jews were on their feet, then were rising to their toes in unison, once, twice, three times, calling out loudly, “kadosh, kadosh, kadosh.” Some took out cell phones, calling those that that were not present, “you have to hear this,” holding phones in the air, to hear 90,000 call out the “Shema,” or answer “Yehay Shmay Rabba” to Kaddish.

Orthodox men deep in prayer at last week’s Siyum HaShas at Met Life Stadium. Getty Images
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