90,000 Gather at Metlife Stadium to Celebrate Talmud Study Cycle: Scary Jew Shadow Everywhere!
By Mark Mueller and Jason Grant/The Star-Ledger
EAST RUTHERFORD — It has been described as a spiritual calling, a labor of love, a rich opportunity to connect with thousands of years of Jewish history and religion.
It has also been called a relentless endeavor and a marathon of study. There are no vacations, no shortcuts.
For 7½ years, day in and day out, Jews in New Jersey and around the world have studied a new double-sided page of the Talmud, the biblical commentary that, written over centuries, serves as a guide to spirituality and practical life.
Wednesday night, in what was billed as the largest celebration of shared Jewish learning in history, some 90,000 people crowded into MetLife Stadium to read portions of the Talmud’s 2,711th — and final — page.
The celebrants, mostly Orthodox Jews from across the United States and beyond, closed out the 7½-year cycle with prayer, speeches and, when the final line was read, an explosion of jubilation that literally shook the cavernous stadium for more than 20 minutes.
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