EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tens of thousands of the faithful are singing, dancing and praying inside what is billed as the world's largest synagogue — at least for a night.
MetLife Stadium was transformed Wednesday for a celebration of the completion of the reading of the Talmud, the book of Jewish laws and traditions.
Rabbis wrapped their arms around one another, singing into microphones and rocking on a dais. Men were dancing in circles on the field while others were swaying in the stands. Women were praying from prayer books.
Portions of the program have been somber, though. It is dedicated to victims of the Holocaust.
The celebration marks the completion of the daily reading and study of one page of the 2,711 page book. The cycle takes about seven and a half years to finish.