Love of the Land

For the week ending 27 October 2007 / 15 Heshvan 5768

Avnit The Ten Sons of the Siyum

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll
When a tractate of the Talmud is completed the names of the ten sons of the Talmudic Sage Rabbi Papa are mentioned in the passages recited in the Siyum ceremony.

Avit, about a kilometer north of Zefat, is reputed to be the burial place of these Torah scholars and according to some traditions that of their great father as well.

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