Question:

If one learned a masechta but never made a siyum, is it OK to make a siyum even weeks or months later, for the sake of erev Pesach (so that the firstborn can eat)? Or is there a time limit?

Answer:

One should only make a siyum if he finished the mesechet etc. on erev pesach or during the nine days. ONe may learn a little bit slower in order that it comes out that he finishes at that time, but if he learned the mesechet already then it is improper to do.

Sources:

Shut Mekor Chaim ( R’ Segelovitz) 36, R’ Shlomo Kluger in sefer Hachaim 551, Eliyahu Rabba 551-26, M:B 551-73, there are those who argue but see Yichave Daat 1-40, and Toras Hamoadim Bein Hamitazrim 5- 52.

 

 

 

 

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