Two young students of Melbourne’s Cheder Levi Yitzchok made the world’s first Siyum HaRambam in Melbourne Wednesday morning.
Nosson Kornhauser, a 14-year-old student in Kita Ches of the Cheder completed the Rambam, while his colleague Eli Tayar started the 35th cycle.
Rabbi Yaakov Lieder, principal of the Cheder said that he was delighted that Melbourne is “nisht andersh” – no different than other communities – in terms of its commitment to this critical directive of the Rebbe.
In honor of the achievement of their colleagues, the entire class have now decided to take on learning three chapters daily, and to encourage their friends to do so as well.
Rabbi Lieder concluded: “We hope and pray that the alacrity shown by these two young students of the Cheder, and others, will help to accelerate the Messianic vision with which the Rambam concludes his Mishnah Torah.”