Siyum on Erev Pesach


Is it mandatory for a person who leads the teaching a siyum to partake of the Seudat Mitzvah or are they permitted to keep fasting and lead the siyum for the benefit of others?



  1. Because the seudah for a Siyum is considered to be a Seudas Mitzvah, see Rema Yoreh De’ah 246:26 and Taz ibid 9, which means that it is a Mitzvah for all those present to participate in the seudah – even if they were not part of the shiur that learned the Masechta – my personal feeling is that the Magid Shiur should sit down and eat together with everyone else.

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