Daf Yomi - Now Featuring Daily Insights From Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz



In August 1923, at the First International Congress of the Agudath Israel World Movement in Vienna, Rabbi Meir Shapiro proposed uniting the Jewish people worldwide through the daily study of a page of Talmud. The "Daf Yomi" tradition continues today as thousands diligently study the designated page of the day. Daily classes dedicated specifically to the study of Daf Yomi can be found in Jewish communities all across the globe. The Internet also offers a wide range of Daf Yomi online study guides.

With 2,711 pages in the Talmud, each Daf Yomi study cycle takes about seven and a half years. On March 1, 2005, a much-celebrated ceremony known as the Siyum HaShas marked the 11th completion of the entire Talmud by Daf Yomi studiers around the world. The excitement surrounding the siyum has breathed new life into the study of Talmud for long-time yeshiva students and newcomers alike.


The Steinsaltz Daf Yomi series will, starting with the beginning of Masechet Eruvin (Friday, October 7, 2005), feature daily articles containing insights from the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud. This series is not designed to replace intensive Daf Yomi study, but rather to shed new light on one or two points raised on the daily daf. Rabbi Steinsaltz's daily articles can be studied either independently or side-by-side with the Talmud page.


Rabbi Steinsaltz's Daf Yomi insights are featured on the website of the Orthodox Union, the central coordinating agency for North American Orthodox congregations and kosher standardization, as well as here on our website.


Learn Rabbi Steinsaltz's insights on today's daf here.


The Steinsaltz Daf Yomi series is a unique opportunity to study Talmud each day with one of the world's foremost Talmud scholars. Please join us in this effort to bring the teachings of Rabbi Steinsaltz to a broader online audience. If you are interested in sponsoring the distribution of the Steinsaltz Daf Yomi - either for a day, a week, a month, an entire Tractate, or a year - perhaps in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, please contact the Aleph Society.


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