Oh, hi, The West Wing Weekly. Straight out of the Talmud… #dafyomi
🥖🥖🐑🐑😳 During a discussion about waving* loaves of bread and lambs, and which should be on top of the other, someone comes in with a compromise solution that is both perfect and terrible. But more terrible. Thank you, Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi, for shutting down that suggestion. #dafyomi *I have many logistical questions about the waving, but […]
One of the first things I learned in #dafyomi was the source for praying for the government. It seems particularly relevant today. דבר אחר מה דגים שבים כל הגדול מחבירו בולע את חבירו אף בני אדם אלמלא מוראה של מלכות כל הגדול מחבירו בולע את חבירו והיינו דתנן רבי חנינא סגן הכהנים אומר הוי מתפלל בשלומה של […]
Over the last two weeks, I have read the most spectacular stuff in the Talmud: laws of the menorah, the writing and fixing of Torah scrolls, placement of mezuzot, structure of tefillin, and now tzitzit. In other words, items for which I had some (minimal!) familiarity, but now I know a lot more and have […]
Um, perek 7 of Zevachim, I hope not to return to you, and it’s okay for you not to return to me. I’m ready to go back to bulls and goats. Can’t deal with the bird offerings. #dafyomi #sorrynotsorry #forthebirds
Anybody else wondering a) where did all these animals for sacrifices come from? b) if the meat from most of them couldn’t be eaten, or could only be eaten by a small subset of people, how much waste is that?!?!?! c) are we supposed to believe they were docile while somebody put hands on their […]
A few months ago, I started learning Talmud every day in my nonexistent spare time. Just a bit. One page per day. Here’s a little bit about how and why. #dafyomi https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/how-daf-yomi-became-part-of-this-working-moms-routine/ EDIT: Honored to have been part of the JOFA essays celebrating the very first International Women’s Talmud Day!