"Daf Yomi" refers to studying 1 page of the Talmud per day from beginning to end. The entire process takes about 7 ¼ years. Another cycle of Daf Yom is finishing, with the final date being January 4, 2020.
Come join us for the world's largest book club! Daf Yomi was established in 1923 by Rabbi Meir Shapiro with the intention to unify the Jewish people and by studying one folio of Talmud every day. At this pace, over the course of 7.5 years one can complete the study of the entire Talmud (all 63 tractates and 2,711 pages)! Of course, to sit down and engage in an exhaustive study of each page could take a lifetime. The project of Daf Yomi encourages one to engage everyday for as little or as much time as you are interested or able to commit. For those who have the background or skills, you might choose to study the text in the original Hebrew and Aramaic. For those who are newer Talmud or text study, you can make use of some of the wonderful English translations that are now available. And for those who have less time or would like to study on the go, there are also numerous podcasts - anywhere from 5 minutes to more than 45 minutes each day.
BTBJ's Congregational Learning Committee is embracing the Daf Yomi study.
The first meeting with Rabbi Roni will be on
Thursday, January 9 at 1 p.m. at Locals Coffee and Eatery
909 E. Willow Grove Ave, Glenside.
The second meeting with Rabbi Saul will be on
Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00am at BTBJ
We will review and explore the international Daf Yomi Talmudic page for the day which is Talmud Berachot (Blessings), page 12. This page deals with prayer, focusing on the recitation of Barchu in the morning and the 2 blessings that preceed the 3 paragraphs of Shema Yisrael. It's a fascinating discussion of prayer, commitment, devotion, kavana (intention) and related subjects.
Whether you are a Talmudic scholar or not, everyone is cordially welcome to join us as we periodically meet to keep up with Daf Yomi. The discussion promises to offer something for everybody! I look forward to exploring the world of the Talmud with you as we glean contemporary meaning from these ancient texts along with Jews the world over who will be studying the same page with us!
Contact the synagogue office to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
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