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Pre-Pesah Siyyum

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 14 Nisan 5783

6:45 AM - 9:00 AMZoom

There is a long-standing tradition for first-born children to fast on the day before Pesah in commemoration of the fact that first-born Hebrew children were spared during the night of the tenth plague (“Slaying of the First-Born”). According to Jewish law, this fast can be shortened if a first-born child attends and listens to a Torah lesson celebrating the completion of a Torah subject. For more info on this unique fast day tradition for first-born children, read here.

All first-born children are encouraged to participate in a traditional pre-Pesah Siyyum (the end of the study of a Talmudic volume) of Masekhet Bavli Sotah, led by Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz. Those who are first-born children will then be able to eat as normal on the day before the first seder. Registration is via the Rabbinical Assembly. Participation is free and movement-wide. All (including those who are not first-born) are welcome to join for this all-levels celebration of learning.

The service starts at 6:45 a.m. with Shaharit. The Siyyum begins around 7:30 a.m.

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