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Jewish Talmud: One Day of 2,711

David A Schwartz

One hundred years ago, in 1923, Rabbi Meir Shapiro instituted a program in which Jews around the world would study one two-sided page of the Babylonian Talmud every day.  The program is called “Daf Yomi,” which means “page of the day.”  Now in the middle of its 14th cycle, the program takes roughly 7½ years to study all 2,711 pages of the Talmud.  Hundreds of thousands of Jews participate, allowing Jews to travel the world and find others studying the same material.  Since graduating from Rabbinical School in 2020, ABA International Law Section Chair David Schwartz has taught Daf Yomi to members of the synagogue he attends in Riverdale, NY.  Today’s page comes from the tractate that discusses the laws of Jewish marriage.

This panel was presented at the Fall 2023 Asia/Pacific Conference on “Law and Technology in a Changing World” in Seoul, South Korea.