Resources for Learning the Daf

For the upcoming Siyum HaShas and Leil Iyyun this Monday night, I have put together a list of helpful resources for those learning the daf.  This list is selective, not comprehensive.

Daf Yomi Resources

Locate a Daf Yomi in Your Neighborhood

 

Attend a “Virtual” Shiur (P = Podcast; YT = YouTube, S = Skype)

 

Comprehensive Websites (links to websites, resources, shiurim)

 

Additional Websites

 

Online Translations

 

Talmud Editions and Reference Works

  • Vilna Shas (available on pdfs at www.hebrewbooks.org)
  • Koren Talmud Bavli – Steinsaltz
  • Artscroll Talmud – Schottenstein Edition
  • Steinsaltz Talmud – Hebrew
  • The Talmud, the Steinsaltz Edition: A Reference Guide
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Talmud, Parry

 

Scholarly Works and Essays

About Rabbi Dov Linzer

Rabbi Dov Linzer is the Rosh HaYeshiva and Dean of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, a groundbreaking Orthodox smicha program. Rabbi Linzer spearheaded the development of YCT to create an innovative four year smicha program which provides its students with rigorous talmud Torah and halakhic study and sophisticated professional training in the context of a religious atmosphere which cultivates openness and inclusiveness. Rabbi Linzer has published Halakha and machshava articles in Torah journals and lectures widely at synagogues and conferences on topics relating to Halakha, Orthodoxy, and modernity. He is most recently the awardee of the prestigious Avi Chai Fellowship.
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6 Responses to Resources for Learning the Daf

  1. Adam says:

    I downloaded the excel file and imported it into Outlook, but now my calendar shows me as “busy” for the entire day, every day for the next 7.5 years. Is there a fix for this?

    Thanks,
    Adam

    • Rabbi Dov Linzer says:

      This is very unusual. Outlook defaults all day events to Free, and it tends to be difficult to default them to busy. See here. Does the same thing happen for birthdays and anniversaries? If someone else has a suggestion, please post it.

      If you want to reverse what you did, in Calendar, go to View / Current View/ / All Appointments. You can sort the events alphabetically and they should be able to easily delete by clicking a group of items and deleting at once.

      An alternative would be to make these 1 minute events that start at 7:00 AM. I can see about creating such a file.

      • Morris says:

        You have to create a column entitled “Show Time As” and give it a field value of zero. If you want the file I tinkered with to make it an all day appointment without taking over the day or creating reminders, I’m happy to email it to you.

  2. iTalmud Team says:

    Hi R’ Dov

    Here is a link to our iTalmud app that you mentioned. It’s currently available for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices.

    http://italmudapp.com

    Thanks!

    Team iTalmud

  3. If you know of Skype users… we have a shiur on Skype daily that is afterwards posted on youtube. The name of the channel is Talmud Shiur.

    Thanks!

    Shiah Kaufman

  4. If anyone is interested in receiving a daily email (free of charge), one that provides an in-depth summary of each daf, insights and more, they can go to the following Daf yomi site: http://www.daf-yomi.org/.
    You can join the more than 5,000 subscribers already taking advantage of this wonderful resource.

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