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Celebrations for completing the Babylonian Talmud, 7-and-a-half-years later

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Ultra Orthodox Jews attend Siyum Ha'Shas, a celebration marking the completion of the learning cycle of the Babylonian Talmud, a collection of oral Jewish laws and traditions passed down from generation to generation, at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, on July 30. Each of the Talmud's 2711 pages is studied in sequence, one day at a time, in a process that lasts about of a seven and a half years. more than 30,000 people attended in the event.

Oded Balilty / AP

Ultra Orthodox Jews attend Siyum Ha'Shas, a celebration marking the completion of the learning cycle of the Babylonian Talmud, a collection of oral Jewish laws and traditions passed down from generation to generation, at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, on July 30.

Oded Balilty / AP

Ultra Orthodox Jews attend Siyum Ha'Shas, a celebration marking the completion of the learning cycle of the Babylonian Talmud, a collection of oral Jewish laws and traditions passed down from generation to generation, at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, on July 30.

Oded Balilty / AP

Ultra Orthodox Jews wait to enter for Siyum Ha'Shas, a celebration marking the completion of the learning cycle of the Babylonian Talmud, a collection of oral Jewish laws and traditions passed down from generation to generation, at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, on July 30.

Oded Balilty / AP

Ultra Orthodox Jews attend Siyum Ha'Shas, a celebration marking the completion of the learning cycle of the Babylonian Talmud, a collection of oral Jewish laws and traditions passed down from generation to generation, at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, on July 30.

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