Category Archives: Talmud / Daf Yomi

Meet the Bar Papas, a Transnational, Intergenerational Nuclear Family

I came across something tonight rather by accident, which led me down a rabbit hole from which I am still trying to re-emerge. In preparing a unit on the history and people of Gemara for my 6th graders, I came … Continue reading

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Still Rock and Roll to Me: Reflections on New Wave Tanach

A few weeks ago, to my surprise, I was invited to share a 15-minute D’var Torah in the coveted Thursday night pre-Maariv slot at my local right-of-center community Beis Medrash. In the days leading up to my D’var Torah, I … Continue reading

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Daf Yomi Resources – Pesachim 46

I taught the Daf today, Pesachim 46. Here are the resources for anyone out there who might be interested. Daf Notes Pesachim 46 The second page might become its own blog post at some point. The assumption of the Poskim … Continue reading

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Our Goal in the Classroom: 6th Grade Mishna/Gemara

Continuing a series on classroom methodology which, despite protestations from a non-teacher friend of mine, I cannot imagine anyone but teachers finding interesting. What if we viewed Mishna and Gemara, as the Amoraim did, not as separate disciplines appropriate for … Continue reading

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Daf Yomi – Charts and Notes for Niddah 21-22

I’ve been giving the Daf this week, Niddah 20-25 – here are some charts and notes, in case anyone out there finds them useful. Daf Yomi – Niddah 21 – Charts Daf Yomi – Niddah 22 – Notes

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Still Lazy After All These Years: A Critical Review of The New Koren (Steinsaltz) Talmud

As I see that people are still finding and reading this post, I would like to present the caveat that this post is now one year old and possibly greatly outdated. I have not kept up with the issue and … Continue reading

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