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      Dirshu Torah Scholars Arrive in Israel for Talmud Convention

      Hundreds of Torah scholars and their families are streaming into Israel to attend the Dirshu convention completing a cycle of Talmud study.
      By Chana Ya'ar
      First Publish: 7/22/2012, 11:01 AM

      Dirshu Torah scholars
      Dirshu Torah scholars
      Courtesy of Dirshu

      Hundreds of Torah scholars and their families are streaming into Israel to attend the Dirshu convention completing its worldwide cycle of Talmud study.

      Arriving from North America and Europe, the guests are scheduled to visit the graves of saintly rabbis, and holy sites, including the Kotel (Western Wall), a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and homes of major leaders in the Torah world.

      During the week-long convention, they will attend inspirational workshops, an English-language Siyum HaShas (ceremony of completion of the study of the tractates of the Talmud) and a special reception for members of the organization from Israel and abroad.

      The week-long event begins Monday in the Yad Eliyahu stadium in Tel Aviv. Participating will be Torah scholars from the U.S., Canada, England, Belgium, France and Holland, among others. All have been were involved in a special program studying various subjects pertaining to Talmud and Jewish law. 

      Separate programs for men and women were created for the intensive week ahead, according to executive Rabbi Nosson Weingarten, who is coordinating the arrival and accommodations of foreign Dirshu delegations.