On Yom HaZikaron, thousands of people all over the world will learn in a coordinated effort in the merit of IDF soldiers who perished in the defense of Israel and victims of terror. This Yom HaZikaron we ask for your time, not your money.
In less than 24 hours this Yom HaZikaron, the day recognized by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the State of Israel as the day of remembrance for Israel’s fallen, we will learn:
- All 2,711 pages of Talmud Bavli – Siyum HaShas
- All 929 perakim of Tanach – Siyum HaTanach
- All 524 perakim of Mishayot – Siyum Mishnayot
As each siyum fills up, we will open up a new siyum. Our ultimate goal is that each person mourned on Yom HaZikaron will have Torah learned in their merit.
How Does it Work?
Individual participants can choose what they want to learn, from Talmud (one daf per selection), Mishnayot (one perek per selection), or Tanach (one perek per selection). The selection is limited to what has not yet been reserved.
If you are part of a group (e.g. shul, yeshiva, or learning group) you can sign up for an entire mashechet, perek of Mishanayot, or a sefer in Tanach. Schools can incorporate their LeKedoshim learning as chazara on what their students have been studying all year. We will work with you to design a learning program that is tailored to your group’s needs.
Each participant receives the name of a fallen soldier or terror victim to learn in their memory. If they choose to learn multiple items, then they will receive a name for each item that they are learning.
The learning should not begin until Yom HaZikaron, May 7, 2019 at 8 pm Israel Standard Time and should be completed no later than 4 pm Israel Standard Time on May 8, 2019. The learning will conclude with a siyum in Israel. Details about the siyum will be announced as soon as they are available.
Growing from Year to Year
But there are so many more people to remember, and our goal is that every single one of the fallen has someone learning for them.
This year, we added Mishnayot and Tanach. It is our hope that with three different tracks, everyone will be able to find something that is suitable for their level of learning.
LeKedoshim is an initiative of the residents of Yad Binyamin, Israel. The project is under the guidance and supervision of Rabbi Yigal Hadaya (Chief Rabbi of Yad Binyamin) and Rabbi Daniel Rosenfeld. We hope that this project speaks to all Jewish people, both in Israel and throughout the world, regardless of religious ideology or political views.