- The Talmud’s layout captures some of Judaism’s most important values: scholarship, debate, history, memory and community. Rank these five Jewish values in order of importance in your own life.
- People often refer to “Daf Yomi” as the world’s biggest book club. Do you think you could ever commit to doing something every day for 7.5 years? What would determine if you would do it or not?
- Jewish educator Dr. Noam Weissman has said:
“Jewish institutions often have a religious “Atkins” approach to Jewish learning, in which the Talmud is the sole focus of the learning experience. Talmud is the protein. However, there is a need for a healthy diet of Jewish education which includes Talmud, Midrash, Jewish thought, Tanakh, Jewish history and Israel education. Even still, at the end of the day, Talmud is the protein of Jewish education and everybody needs their protein.”
Why do you think the Talmud study might be the “protein” of Jewish learning?