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  • Day 2711 - Siyum HaShas: The Talmud Ends, The Talmud Begins

    By Salvador Litvak

    August 5, 2012 | 8:23 pm

    Whoever learns halachos every day is assured that he will be a citizen of the World to Come. For it is stated: The ways (halichos) of the world are His. Do not read halichos, but halachos. (Niddah 73a)

    After seven and a half years of daily study, my voyage through the sea of Talmud...

  • 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 2544 - The Substitution Principle

    By Salvador Litvak

    April 6, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    My mom loves that I’ve been reading the Talmud for seven years, and that I am now the Accidental Talmudist. In all this time, however, she never asked what I am actually learning…until today.

    It would’ve been nice if this morning’s page contained one of those profound sound bites...

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  • 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...

  • Egypt: Tabernacle or Golden Calf?

    By Rabbi Isaac Jeret

    February 22, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    As Jews, our character and faith are defined essentially by the story of our ancient liberation from slavery in Egypt, informing our concern for the welfare of those who are similarly oppressed. But as a minority often vulnerable to the whims of tyrannical victors, we are also keenly...

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