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  • Climbing Mount Talmud

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 3, 2012 | 9:06 am

    A shorter and slightly different version of this article appeared ‎yesterday in the IHT-New York Times.‎

    It is a commitment like few others. Seven and a half years of daily study ‎‎– every day, no time off, no vacations, no holiday breaks, in sickness ‎and health, at...

  • Day 2704 - What is a Soul?

    By Salvador Litvak

    July 25, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    One week to go. After seven and a half years of reading Talmud, only seven days and seven pages remain until the Daf Yomi cycle renews. G-d willing, I will attend the massive celebration called Siyum HaShas at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey next week, along with nearly 100,000 other...

  • Accidental Talmudist, Day One

    By Salvador Litvak

    March 1, 2012 | 5:19 pm

    This week marks the seventh anniversary of an errand that changed my life.

    On March 2, 2005, I went to The Mitzvah Store on Pico Boulevard in order to buy a book. I was in my seventh year of being a practicing Jew, and I had probably visited the shop a dozen times. After finding...

  • A Daf a Day

    By Dr. Warren Klein

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Growing up religious in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, I didn't have much choice when it came to religious studies: it was full time till I was 18. I always felt it was being shoved down my throat.

    So I stayed away from religious studies for about a decade -- from college, through...

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