By COLlive reporter
In a noteworthy decision, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has agreed to close Eastern Parkway twice within a single month – for 2 important occasions for the Jewish community in Brooklyn and beyond.
This agreement allows for the grand celebration of Siyum HaRambam to take place on Tuesday, Gimmel Sivan – May 23, despite the Parkway’s recent closure for the Great Hakhel Lag BaOmer Parade just two weeks prior.
The Siyum HaRambam, a significant event marking the completion of the study of the entire Mishneh Torah of the Rambam, will now occur in front of Lubavitch World Headquarters – 770 Eastern Parkway. This mirrors the previous ceremonies held on Gimmel Tammuz 5781 and Lag BaOmer 5782.
This year’s Siyum carries additional resonance as it coincides with the anniversary of the Rambam’s miraculous rescue from a shipwreck, as detailed in his personal writings, organizers noted.
Following the Siyum, a splendid musical program is planned, featuring renowned Jewish singers Avraham Fried, Benny Friedman, Eli Marcus, and the Yingerlach Choir. They will unite the spirit of the Rebbe and the Rambam in the unity year of Hakhel.
Esteemed rabbis and speakers will also share insights on the significance of the Siyum HaRambam with the crowd. Multiple video presentations will bring the teachings of the Rambam to life.
COLlive.com is honored to join as an event sponsor for the upcoming Siyum HaRambam.
“As anticipation and excitement continue to build towards this momentous occasion, we wish that this event leads us to the Great Hakhel of “all Jewish men, women, and children” in Yerushalayim with the coming of Moshiach imminently,” organizers said.