Welcome to "Not Your Father's Talmud"
Reading one page of the standard Vilna edition of the Talmud each day (a “Daf Yomi” or “Daily Page”), you can finish the entire Talmud in about seven and a half years. On March 2, 2005, a new cycle begins around the Jewish world with the tractate Berakhot (Blessings). As a part of my own ongoing study, I will be writing a “Blog”, or Web Log, of my thoughts on the Talmud page of the day. Each entry will be a combination of explanation and personal reaction – a balance of diary and commentary.
I hope that you will join me for this journey through the Talmud. Some of what we find will inspire us, and some may seem very obscure. But the more we know about our cultural heritage, the more we can choose from in creating our own identities.
Rabbi Adam Chalom
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation