Not Your Father's Talmud

Rabbi Adam Chalom of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in suburban Chicago explores the Talmud from a Humanistic perspective, one page a day.

Location: Highland Park, Illinois, United States

Rabbi Adam Chalom is the Rabbi of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in suburban Chicago. He is also the Assistant Dean for the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

For more information. . .

I have set up a website through my congregation for general background, including links to both English translations and Hebrew/Aramaic originals for the Talmudic texts under discussion. I will be creating a general essay on the historical background for the Talmud within the next few weeks that will be posted there as well. The site is:

You can also find out what page is being read for any particular date at the Daf Yomi Calculator hosted at:

Thank you to those whose comments suggested publicizing this information.

Rabbi Adam Chalom
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

IMPORTANT DISCLAMER: I recently was made aware that the website I found that hosts the English Talmud text is run by an anti-Semitic organization decrying the “Talmudization” of American society. Random comparison of the original Talmud text and this online source suggests (but does not guarantee) that it is an accurate transcription of the Soncino Talmud translation. If you are uncomfortable using this source, I suggest purchasing a CD-ROM edition or finding a print edition at a local Jewish library.