On Wednesday morning, July 30, the third of Av, a triple siyum was held in Congregation Yekusiel Mordechai Mishkholtz (Coventry Shul) in Lakewood, to mark the tri-fold completion of Shishas Sidrei Mishnah by Chevrah Lomdei Mishnah, in memory of Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaar. In attendance were those talmidei chachamim who participated in the learning, as well as some of the sponsors who brought the project to fruition.
A representative of Chevrah Lomdei Mishnah spoke briefly, explaining that these three boys gave their lives al Kiddush Hashem. The only thing we can now give to them is the Torah study that they can no longer engage in on their own.
Following the directive of Rabbi Yaakov Forchheimer, the scholars of Chevrah Lomdei Mishnah actually completed the entire Shas Mishnayos three separate times, once for the neshamah of each boy. Now, Chevrah Lomdei Mishnah is well on its way to achieving the goal of sponsoring the completion of Shas Gemara three times, in time for the boys’ first yahrtzeit. Indeed, it has been heartwarming to see the unified outpouring of support for this project from Jews around the world.
As always, Chevrah Lomdei Mishnah is dedicated to bringing merit through Torah study, benefiting Jews in this world and the next, during times of challenge, as well as times of joy. May our nation know no more pain, and may we merit to join together in joy, together in Jerusalem, speedily and in our days.