Siyum Hashas – Inclement Weather – What Happens?

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    AriLyons1
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    As the upcoming Siyum Hashas is scheduled for January 1st, does anybody know what the plans are if it snows etc?

    #1745311

    Joseph
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    Torah is stronger than the weather. The weather is controlled by the Torah; the Torah is not controlled by the weather.

    #1745312

    rational
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    If HKBH sends a blizzard, then the party was not meant to be.

    #1745314

    yehudayona
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    At the last siyum, I speculated that someone would have to build a larger covered stadium for the upcoming one. Obviously that didn’t happen, and unlike the third Bais Hamikdash, one is not suddenly going to be created by Hashem. I’m guessing that the organizers are betting on the zechus of the attendees preventing inclement weather.

    #1745319

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    What do football fans do?

    We should be able to have at least as much mesiras nefesh.

    #1745323

    midwesterner
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    The last one was in early August and it rained all day. It only began to dry as the program got underway, which was late due to the rain. You have to do what you can do, and leave the rest to Hashem.

    #1745328

    apushatayid
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    “does anybody know what the plans are if it snows etc?”

    Same thing football fans do. bundle up.

    #1745329

    Milhouse
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    unlike the third Bais Hamikdash, one is not suddenly going to be created by Hashem.

    How do you know? Maybe the siyum will be held at the rebuilt Beis Hamikdash.

    #1745330

    apushatayid
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    if you want to make afew bucks, pitch a merchandising plan to the agudah. stadium blankets, caps, banners $12 beers in aguda logo mugs.

    #1745331

    zahavasdad
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    Jews control the weather…I am not worried about it

    #1745407

    As the upcoming Siyum Hashas is scheduled for January 1st, does anybody know what the plans are if it snows etc? The Aguda has not disclosed any yet.

    #1745411

    mylogic37
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    A few years ago when the Super Bowl was at the same location, the same question was asked by all of the media. With the super bowl it’s a bit different since they always want the best weather for the game. So the games are either in warm weather climates or in a dome somewhere. So it was a big deal to put the Superbowl in NYC.

    What happened at the Superbowl? If you remember the week before the Superbowl it was freezing. Then the DAY of the Superbowl came and the weather was great!

    I have a funny feeling the weather will work out for the Siyum Hashas! If not bundle up with some winter hats and gloves and you will be good to go. No biggie unless you are coming from Florida for the Siyum 🙂

    #1745421

    midwesterner
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    APY: You don’t think that Aguda has already been on to that for a long time? You won’t be pitching anything to them that’s not already being pushed (except for the beer part maybe).

    #1745448

    lakewhut
    Participant

    The privileged will still have their exclusive suites.

    #1745449

    DovidBT
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    You won’t be pitching anything to them that’s not already being pushed (except for the beer part maybe).

    Do they have those giant foam hands that you put on your hand or a stick?

    #1745439

    Joseph
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    Does Chabad and Satmar participate in the Daf Yomi system and in the Siyum HaShas?

    #1745435

    AriLyons1
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    Cold is one thing. You can always bundle up. But what happens if there is a bad snow storm? Do you think there is a different date scheduled in case of really had weather?

    #1745468

    TheMir
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    They should have chosen an indoor exhibition centre like the Javits centre. You cant expect people to enjoy a Siyum in the outdoors even if it’s not raining or snowing.

    #1745500

    zahavasdad
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    The Javits center, MSG or the Barclays is not big enough. Met Life stadium holds almost 90,000 people

    #1745506

    Eli51
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    What’s the plan for the Gedolim ex: Hagaon R Dovid Feinstein or Hagaon R Shmuel Kamenetsky. Do they expect them to sit in 20F weather?

    #1745518

    Yaapchik
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    ואל יכנסו לפניך תפילת עוברי דרכים ךענין הגשם בשעה שהעולם צריך לו

    #1745619

    ubiquitin
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    Behaloscha is the perfect week for this thread, as we start a span of parshiyos with klal Yisroel’s constant kvetching.
    Its interesting to see how some things don’t change

    Joseph Satmar does not, I think neither does chabad, but I a, less familiar with them and their shitos

    #1745785

    Milhouse
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    Chabad is not against Daf Yomi, but it’s an Aguda thing, and Chabad stayed out of the Aguda in solidarity with Reb Chaim Brisker, so it was never a thing there.

    #1746167

    Gadolhadorah
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    Also, there are fewer big “bowl games” among the top college football teams still played on New Years Day. Just the Rose Bowl and one or two others. The College football championship is not scheduled until January 13th in New Orleans (hopefully warmer than NYC). Very few (if any) of the chashuvah rabbonim and askanim invited to speak are likely to be big football fans anyway and there were no big games scheduled at MetLife Stadium for the same reason……who would risk the lousy weather, snowstorm etc. Thus, aside from the capacity of the stadium, Agudah probably got a great price for rental of the facility. I’m sure the gabboim of the older rabbonim will make sure they are dressed warmly in fleece parkas if it is cold and there will probably be some indirect propane heaters directed to the stage. Also, they are very good at shoveling the snow off the open seating areas so unless the snow is coming down heavily just before the siyum begins, you will probably be able to get to your seats without snowshoes.

    #1746192

    lakewhut
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    The ones who plan this event have a suite with exclusive catering.

    #1746193

    lakewhut
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    Zehavasdad there’s no need for it to be in an arena, where sports and dirty music is played. There are better ways of doing this.

    #1746206

    Joseph
    Participant

    Brisk doesn’t do Daf Yomi?

    #1746285

    ubiquitin
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    lakewhut

    There is a need, to hose the large crowd of lomdei Troah and those who honor lomdei Torah

    don’t forget, this was foreseen millenia ago Megilla 6a.

    אלו תראטריות וקרקסיות שבאדום שעתידין שרי יהודה ללמד בהן תורה ברבים

    Ashreinu shezachinu lekach

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