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July 12, 2002 - Image 61

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-07-12

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Norma Jean and Edward Meer

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On Their Way

Families kvell as third-graders

complete study of Book of Genesis.

SUSAN TAWIL

Special to the Jewish News

T

he third-grade class at Yeshiva
Beth Yehudah in Southfield
marked the end of the school
year with a "Super Siyum
(completion) Celebration."
The occasion on June 17 marked the
students' completion of studying the .first
book of Torah, Sefer Bereshit (Book of
Genesis). Now the 32 boys from Rabbis
Mordechai Weiss and Boruch Yehuda
Bloch's classes will begin their study of
Mishnah, the oral Torah law.
The crowd of parents, grandparents
and siblings at the siyum were wowed as
the students gave them a sampling of
what they've learned this year.
The students marched onto the
stage, singing a welcoming song and
reciting the names of the parshat
(Torah portions) from Genesis.
Dressed in white shirts and black
pants, the boys wore yellow and blue
placards, each bearing the name of a

different tractate of the Mishnah.
After greetings from Rabbi Weiss and
school principal Rabbi Avrohom
Fishman, the official' concluding verses
(siyum) were recited. Zev Goldner of
Oak Park had the honor. Then, Yossi
Tobi of Southfield recited the beginning
verse of Sefer Shmot (Book of Exodus), as
is traditional.
The boys stood and recited from
memory, in Hebrew with verse-by-verse
English translation, the concluding sec-
tion of Sefer Bereshit, known as the
Birkat Yaakov. This is the extensive bless-
ing the patriarch Jacob gives before his
death to each of his sons, the heads of
-
the twelve tribes of Israel.
Rabbi Bloch spoke of the importance
of studying mishnayot.. Each student
explained the subject matter of the par-
ticular tractate of Mishnah whose name
he bore. Marching off stage to the fami-
lies' enthusiastic shouts of "Mazel Tov!",
the boys sang: "Today, we are joining a
masorah (tradition); a masorah of thou-
sands of years..." 11]

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Aaron Sholom Massey o Southfield speaks at the siyum, joined by classmates Benzion
Moskowitz of Southfae1a Dov Snider, Akiva Schwarcz and David Gordon, all of Oak
Park; and Sruly Abraham (second row) and Levi Benjamin, both of Southfield.

In the front row at
the siyum celebra-
tion are Mendy
Cohen of
Southfield; Ari
Stein of Oak Park;
Yaakov Tzvi
Wayntraub and
Baruch Tawil, both
of Southfield; and
Mordechai Zev
Levine of Oak
Park.

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7/12
2002

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