What is “Mishmar”?


What exactly is Mishmar? I see lots of yeshiva boys going to something called Mishmar once a week where they study Torah for about an hour.



  1. There is a custom among the Yeshiva boys to learn late on Thursday night. Very often it comes with refreshments (cholent is usually a staple!), which help the boys stay up until the wee hours of the morning learning Torah. Many have the custom to make it an all-nighter and to daven with the sun-up.

    In any event, regardless of how late they stay up to learn Torah, the idea of the Mishmar is to show how dear learning Torah is by putting in extra hours.

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