Daf Shvui/Weekly Daf: Give me forty minutes or so and I'll give you a daf or so

Daf Shvui/Weekly Daf: Give me forty minutes or so and I'll give you a daf or so

I know that all the cool kids are jumping on to the daf yomi bandwagon. However, if you are looking for something a bit more mellow, a bit more curated, less a part of the rough and tumble of the daf yomi speedway—I invite you to daf shvu’i, a weekly


Shvu’i/Weekly Daf: Baba Bathra 25b-26b
May 28 • 47 min
More discussion in this week’s daf of negotiating property rights with neighbors. Stories of rabbis who were and were not good neighbors. And if the public uses the edge of your property over time does it become public property? These questions and some…
Shvui/Weekly Daf: Baba Bathra 25a-25b
May 22 • 48 min
So a legal discussion about where one can build a tannery in relation to a city leads, in the inevitable logic of the Talmud, to a discussion of astronomy and meteorology, and of course theology. Where is God? In what direction should one/must one…
Shvui/Weekly Daf: Baba Bathra 24a-24b
May 15 • 54 min
Why was R. Yirmiyah kicked out of the study hall? Another resolution this week, along with imaginary women’s anatomy, wine casks on a river, and hiding wine in a vineyard. Ultimately the question is not the question, the question is about authority. All…
Shvui/Weekly Daf: Baba bathra 23a-24a
May 7 • 30 min
Doves or pigeons, at home and away. Posing questions of boundaries and ownership, flight paths, theft, inside and out. The doves, and Rabbi Yirmiyah who is kicked out of the study hall. Join me in this study. Shelter in Torah for a bit. This week’s daf…
shvui/Weekly daf: 22a-23a
Apr 30 • 29 min
We continue urban planning. The mishnah and gemara interrogating the issues between neighbors of walls, windows, dovecotes, and mongeese, bloodletters, and ravens. Is the end of your property actually the end of your property? These issues and more in…
shvui/Weekly daf: Its only ads!
Apr 23 • 7 min
Daf Shvui afficianados come for the Talmud but get hooked by the ads. Responding to the general clamor (okay, I’ll admit it wasn’t so general nor so very clamorous) for these bite size bits of buffoonery and banter, here are all the ads in one…
Shvui/Weekly Daf: Baba Bathra 21b-22a
Apr 23 • 43 min
When Sages compete in the war of Torah, does this competition bring in its wake more and greater wisdom? Or more and greater pain? This is perhaps one of the subtexts of this week’s daf, woven in and about the question of who has access to the market,…
shvui/Weekly daf: Baba bathra 20b-21b
Apr 14 • 39 min
The rabbi’s central preoccupation, to quote Daniel Boyarin, is reproducing rabbis. Rabbis’ sons who went “off the derekh/path” were considered “vinegar son of wine.” However, how early does one start to teach the children; the future Sages? Is there any…
shvui/Weekly daf: Baba bathra 19b-20b
Apr 8 • 33 min
Talmud is an ancient text, a product of late antiquity, but also an artifact of early modernity and burgeoning technology of the printing press, which also brought it into conflict with the Church which controlled the presses to some extent. This week’s…
Shvui/Weekly Daf: Baba Bathra 19a-19b
Apr 1 • 36 min
One of the fascinating characteristics of Talmudic debate and discussion is that it does not distinguish between the material and the spiritual; between the rote and the extraordinary—everything is attended to by the discourse, the give and take, of the…
Shvui/Weekly Daf: Baba Bathra 17b-19a
Mar 25 • 30 min
To what extent should a person’s use of her own property be regulated? If my tree’s roots grow into your land and ruin your cistern, am I responsible? Or should you take the tree into account before you plant, or dig a cistern? Anyway, these are some of…
Shvui/Weekly Daf: Baba bathra 17a-17b
Mar 18 • 35 min
Another week, another daf/page of Talmud.Welcome to the no prerequisites, no judgement, no commitment, Talmud study podcast. Grab your favorite beverage, or step into the great outdoors, and dive into the sea of Talmud with me.This week we start the…
Shvui/Weekly daf SPECIAL EPISODE A conversation with Alyssa Gray
Mar 15 • 43 min
Welcome to the no prerequisites, no judgement, no commitment Talmud study podcast. Grab your favorite beverage, or step into the great outdoors, and dive into the sea of Talmud with me.In order to mark and celebrate the completion of the first chapter…
Shvu’i/Weekly daf: Baba Bathra 16a-17a
Mar 4 • 42 min
Another week, another daf/page of Talmud.Welcome to the no prerequisites, no judgement, no commitment Talmud study podcast. Grab your favorite beverage, or step into the great outdoors, and dive into the sea of Talmud with me.This week we explore the…
shvui/Weekly daf: Baba Bathra 15b-16b
Feb 26 • 40 min
Another week, another daf/page of Talmud.Welcome to the no prerequisites, no judgement, no commitment Talmud study podcast. Grab your favorite beverage, or step into the great outdoors, and dive into the sea of Talmud with me.This week the Talmud…
shvui/Weekly daf: Baba Bathra 14b-15b
Feb 18 • 46 min
Another week, another daf/page of Talmud.Welcome to the no prerequisites, no judgement, no commitment Talmud study podcast. Grab your favorite beverage, or step into the great outdoors, and dive into the sea of Talmud with me.In this week’s daf we meet…
Dav Shvui/Weekly Daf: Baba Bathra 13b-14b
Feb 11 • 40 min
Another week, another daf/page of Talmud.Welcome to the no prerequisites, no judgement, no commitment Talmud study podcast. Grab your favorite beverage, or step into the great outdoors, and dive into the sea of Talmud with me.This week’s page (Baba…
Shvui/Weekly Daf: 13a-13b
Feb 3 • 34 min
There’s a daf. We learn it.
Shvu’i/Weekly Daf: Baba Bathra 11b-13a
Jan 28 • 42 min
There’s a daf. We learn it.
Shvui/Weekly Daf: Bavli Baba Bathra 8b-9b
Jan 26 • 45 min
There’s a page of gemara (baba bathra 8b-9b) and we learn it.
Shvui: Give me forty minutes or so and I’ll give you a daf or so: Baba Bathra 7b-8b
Jan 26 • 54 min
There is a page of gemara (baba bathra 7b-8b) and we learn it.
Dav Shvui/Weekly Daf: Bava bathra 10a-10b
Jan 26 • 51 min
There’s a daf/page of talmud (Baba bathra 10-10b) and we study it.
Shvu’i: Give me 40 minutes or so and I’ll give you a daf or so Baba bathra 10b-11b
Jan 25 • 49 min
There’s a daf. We learn it.