The GL Shmuz: Making a siyum in the 9 days

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Facts: The Shulchan Aruch says that we cannot eat meat or drink wine during the 9 days The Rema adds that if one has a seudas mitzva during this time, one may partake of wine and meat as such celebrations are incomplete without them. This includes Shabbos seudas, a bris or a siyum.

The Mishna Berura says people who would generally be invited could join but not every random person…

The Aruch Hashulchan is against postponing siyumim to fall out during the 9 days.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe encouraged people to specifically make a siyum during this time (to the 15th of Av) to bring light onto the world. They used to have siyumim on the radio as well, now they have on Youtube live – but they do not eat meat. Chabad chassidim tell GL, even in Lubavitcher camps they make Siyumim but do not eat meat. Ashreicihem!

Some restaurants take advantage of this and have random people making siyumim for the crowd this way people can eat fleishig. But overall many people ‘chap arein’ siyumim in order to have Fleishigs.

Question: What are your thoughts about the 9-day’ Siyum movement?’

Join the Shmuz and share your opinion in the comments below!

The GL Shmuz is a feature where we select a topic on everyday, common things that people may have different opinions on.

It should be interesting to see everyone’s perspective and how they vary. GreaterLakewood can’t stress enough that everyone should respect each other’s comments and not insult or disrespect another. Feel free to disagree and engage but mutual respect is integral.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Difficult to see how this new practice is in line with halchah or mesorah. It has been going on to my memory at least for the past 15-20 years. Has this practice been ordained by camp Rabbonim or camp chefs and head counselors?

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