Largest celebration of Jewish learning in the last 2,000 years planned, organizers say.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Noah Cohen
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A celebration of the Talmud expected to draw nearly 100,000 people to MetLife Stadium could cause major traffic delays Wednesday, the state transportation department said. Traffic is expected to build in the afternoon and last through the night as attendees travel for the 7 p.m. event, according to the transportation department. Lanes in the area normally closed for construction will be kept open on Routes 3, 120 and 17 until at least 1 a.m. Thursday. Organizers of Siyum HaShas 2012 have called the sold-out event “the largest celebration of Jewish learning in the last 2,000 years.” Attendees will celebrate the completion of the 2,711 page Talmud, a book of Jewish laws and traditions. Many of the participants read daily over seven and a …
NJ Transit cross-honored bus tickets on area rail lines after water main break caused major delays.
UPDATED 4:45 p.m. Monday: Work to repair a water main break on Route 3 eastbound near the Meadowlands Sports Complex will continue through rush hour, according to United Water. "We have made some good progress since this morning," company spokesman Steve Goudsmith told Patch. A new section of the water main has been installed and crews are working to fill it. Work will continue through the evening hours, he said. NJ Transit bus tickets and passes will be honored on Montclair-Boonton, Pascack Valley and Main/Bergen County Line trains. NJ Transit reported 20-30 minute delays for buses in the area. First report: An early Monday water main break forced the closure of eastbound Route 3 near the Meadowlands Sports Complex, creating a …