Template:Siyum During the Nine Days
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- One may eat meat at a meal held for a siyum and this includes the friends and family invited to the meal.
- A siyum can be made on a masechta of gemara, seder of mishna, or book of Tanach studied with the rishonim.
- Some say that from the 7th of Av they shouldn't serve meat at a siyum.
- If a person missed hearing the siyum itself a rav should be consulted.
- Chazon Ovadyah (Arba Taaniyot pg 196-8). Although the Rama Orach Chaim 551:10 writes that one should minimize the amount of guests invited to this meal, Rav Moshe Feinstein and Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (cited in Nitei Gavriel 18:7), rule that if the one who completes the masechet eats in a communal dining room (such as a camp or hotel), all those who eat with him may participate. Rav Moshe Feinstein quoted in Moadei Yeshurun page 132 says that preferably one shouldn't hold a siyum of a masechet after the sixth of av. Aruch Hashulchan 551:28 says that since nowadays we do not properly celebrate the torah, preferably no siyums should be held during the nine days.
- Rav Eider in Halachos Of The Three Weeks p. 7
- Rav Moshe Feinstein (cited by Rav Eider in Halachos Of The Three Weeks p. 7) holds that after the 7th of Av they should not serve meat even at a siyum.
- Rav Eider in Halachos Of The Three Weeks p. 8 writes that it seems to him to be permitted to eat from the meal even if he missed hearing the siyum but he concludes that a rav should be consulted.