Haredi Jews amass in Tel Aviv to celebrate completion of Talmud cycle
Leading Lithuanian rabbis gather for first time since Rabbi Elyashiv's death.
More than 11,000 people flocked to Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv last night to celebrate the worldwide completion of the study of the entire Talmud. Jews across the globe learn one page a day of the Talmud, known as Daf Yomi, and it takes seven and a half years to finish the entire cycle. It is traditionally celebrated at a ceremony called a Siyyum Hashas.