January 17, 2023
The JCT Beit Midrash completed a study marathon before the start of the first semester academic exams period. The event took place on January 17th and was attended by Sephardi Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, and other notable figures. The students reviewed kodesh studies of their choice as part of a new initiative named "getting enthused again." 1,369 pages of Gemara, 828 pages of Rishonim, and 530 pages of Shulchan Aruch were studied.
Rabbi Shlomo Amar spoke about the importance of review and emphasized that the review is just the beginning noting that “The love of the Torah is expressed by revisiting it... The more one repeats the limud, the deeper the material sinks in – to the depth of the heart and of the understanding.“ Rabbi Amar concluded with a blessing to the students: “May G-d grant you the privilege of continuing to engage in the Torah with great labor, effort, and much diligence.”
Hundreds of students and Beit Midrash Rabbis attended the siyum ceremony, together with Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon, Beit Midrash head, Rabbi Amnon Chedri, JCT president Prof. Chaim Sukenik, members of academic faculty and administrative staff.