Pesach in Sydney

April 22, 2016 by J-Wire
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NSW Liberal politician David Clarke has once again bought the chometz from Sydney Yeshiva’s Rabbi Pinchus Feldman…and a 12-yr-old boy has delivered a siyum.

Rabbi Eli Cohen with his son Menachem Mendel

Rabbi Eli Cohen with his son Menachem Mendel

The siyum marked the end of a year-long period of concentrated study of a tractate from the Talmud by 12-yr-old Menachem Mendel Cohen son of Newtown Synagogue’s Rabbi Eli Cohen.

The Siyum is normally made by a rabbi or by a learned adult but those attending the Yeshiva this morning were caught by surprise to have it made by someone so young.

Rabbi Dovid Slavin told J-Wire “You go to shul to hear a siyum on erev Pesach particularly if you are a firstborn  (Bechor) so you will be able to partake in the feast at the conclusion of the study – and

Rabbi Eli Feldman and Rabbi Pinchus Feldman sell the comet to David Clarke

Rabbi Eli Feldman and Rabbi Pinchus Feldman sell the comet to David Clarke

then be exempted from fasting on the day G-d killed all Egyptian firstborn and spared the Jewish firstborn.

Rabbi Slavin added: Mendel is a credit to his parents a credit to his school.

Also visiting the Yeshiva’s Rabbi Pinchus Feldman this week was NSW Liberal politician David Clarke continuing his annual practice of buying the chometz.

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