Where’s Waldo joins 90,000 Orthodox Jews at MetLife Stadium to celebrate Siyum HaShas

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Where’s Waldo? Celebrating the completion of the Talmud
by Sam Sokol
January 2, 2019

In a sea of black hats and suits, Yonatan Gray stood out like a striped thumb. As some 90,000 Jewish men gathered at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Wednesday to to celebrate the reading of the entire Talmud in an event called Siyum HaShas, images began to flit across social and Jewish media showing a young man adorned in the red and white hat and shirt and blue jeans of Waldo, the eponymous star of the popular “Where’s Waldo” children’s books. The New Year’s Day event celebrated the completion of the reading of the 2,711-page Babylonian Talmud, a process that takes 7 1/2 years. READ MORE

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