Dafyomi calendars, 12th cycle
D.A.F. presents 3 convenient Dafyomi calendars:
- D.A.F.'s 12th cycle Dafyomi calendar- An easy to use calendar (for browsers supporting frames) for the entire twelfth Dafyomi cycle (2005-2012). Also available as a self-unzipping file in text format.
- The short version - D.A.F.'s list of when to begin each Maseches in the present Dafyomi cycle (12th cycle).
- Other Yomi Calendars - D.A.F. has prepared for you a convenient collection of all the Yomi, weekly, and monthly Torah-study programs that we could find. These include:
- Yerushalmi Yomi,
- Mishnah Yomi
- Halachah Yomi
- Mishnah Berurah Yomi (two programs)
- Shemiras ha'Lashon Yomi
- Rambam Yomi
- Nevi'im and Kesuvim weekly readings (Chok l'Yisrael)
- The full spectrum of Mifal ha'Shas learning programs.
(Mifal ha'Shas, founded by the Kloizenberger Rebbe ZT'L, offers stipends for the study of Shas and Shulchan Aruch based on the results of monthly written tests. In the U.S. they can be contacted at, Mifal Hashas, 4415 14th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11219, tel. (718) 435-3692 or (718) 436-7790. In Israel they can be reached at Rechov Rebb Akiva 108, P.O.B. 620, Bnei Brak, tel. (03) 579-7020.
Bob Newell's Dafyomi Bavli and Yerushalmi and Mishnah Yomis and Nach Yomi calculator
Bob's easy-to-use calculator will find for you the correct Daf-of-the-day in Talmud Bavli or Yerushalmi and even Mishnah and Tanach Yomi for any date in the past, present or future. (It even notifies you if you choose a date before the first cycle began.) Contact Bob at email@example.com if you have any questions.
An excellent Hebrew/English Jewish calendar program by Yisrael Hersch of Ginot Shomron, firstname.lastname@example.org, for both Windows and the Palm Pilot®. Includes Dafyomi and Mishnah Yomi.
Other Dafyomi calendars for the Palm Pilot®
PilotYid is Ari Engel's extensive list of links to Jewish software for the Palm Pilot. Included in their list are a number of Dafyomi calendars for the Palm Pilot. Here are the offerings, as of the time of this writing:
What and where is "Dafyomi?"
D.A.F.'s "What is Dafyomi?"
Our Dafyomi Advancement Forum's short summary of what Dafyomi is all about.
Yahrzeit of Ha'Gaon Rav Meir Shapiro, founder of the Dafyomi
Biographical information, Divrei Musar and Divrei Torah for the Yahrzeit of the great Gaon, who passed away abruptly at the age of 46 on 7 Cheshvan 5694 (1933).
A brief article on the history of Dafyomi and Herman Wouk's reflections about learning the Daf.
Rav Meir Shapiro, zt'l
A short biographical sketch of Rav Meir Shapiro, zt'l, the founder of the Dafyomi program, among other biographies of Torah giants.
Meoros Hadaf's Israeli Dafyomi Shiur search engine
Over 1000(!) Dafyomi Shiurim in Israel, with times and places of Shiurim.
Harry's International Dafyomi Shiur search engine
Use this search engine (the handiwork of Harry Ciechanowski of Melbourne Australia) to find a Dafyomi Shiur you can attend while traveling in unfamiliar places or to register your own Dafyomi Shiur and benefit others.
Agudath Israel Dafyomi Shiur
Feel free to contact Agudas Yisrael to find a Dafyomi Shiur in your area. Email or call 212-797-9000 ext. 266.
What is the Talmud?
Meet the Babylonian Talmud
Segal, who teaches Jewish history and Talmud at the University of Calgary, shows a typical page of the Talmud in which one form of text wraps around another, written in different scripts:
Each paragraph of the main text of the Talmud contains references to the Bible and to rabbinic interpretations of the law; the framing commentary, which also appears on each page, contains references to legal codes, related citations and conflicting opinions. Through a click-on sample page of the Talmud, Segal introduces the reader to the many different texts that make up the typical page of Talmud. For people with frame browsers, he provides interlinked samples of Talmudic sources - really neat.
Another short article by Segal, http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/Shokel/890419_Siyyum.html discusses the value of Dafyomi study.
Advice to the beginner in Talmud from accomplished Torah sages
Shemayisrael has posted translated excerpts from various works written by well-known Talmudists, in which the authors offer their advice to the beginner in Talmud-study.
Included are excerpts from "Darchei ha'Talmud" (Hagaon Rav Yitzchak Kampanton, ~1700), a letter from the Chazon Ish (Hagaon Rav Avraham Yeshayah Karelitz, d. ~1964), and a piece of advice from Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, shlita.
Eric Chevlen's introduction to the Talmud
An introductory essay to the subjects of Talmud and Dafyomi. The article assumes virtually no prior knowledge of Jewish studies.
Dr. Eliot Shimoff's Talmud Page
This site includes an introduction to the Talmud as well as the archives of the late Prof. Shimoff's e-mail Talmud-study group and his summaries of the Gemara (the second chapter of Bava Metzia and the first chapter of Sanhedrin).
Rabbi Irons: The Authors of the Talmud
Rabbi Irons' downloadable audio tape: Who Wrote the Talmud Bavli. (From the audio collection of www.613.org)
The Grand Siyum of the Tenth Dafyomi Cycle
A nice review of the tenth Dafyomi Siyum Hashas celebrations, including:
- A Yated Ne'eman article, "Salute To The Dafyomi"
- Jewish links (Discovery, etc.)
- Some products
The Tenth Grand Siyum - More Articles
More articles describing the Tenth Dafyomi Siyum Hashas
Personal Siyum Celebration of The Dafyomi Advancement Forum
Highlights from the Dafyomi Advancement Forum's "Grand Siyum" event, celebrating the completion of their first seven and one third years of Dafyomi study.
11th Siyum HaShas in Yerushalayim
Highlights of the English-language Siyum HaShas of the 11th cycle of Daf Yomi
that took place in Yerushalayim on 21 Adar I 5765 (March 2, 2005).
Talmud study programs
(Dafyomi study material available through email or the Web)
The Dafyomi Advancement Forum
Join our free, informative mailing lists! With the Dafyomi Advancement Forum's free mailing lists you will be constantly updated with information on the current Daf. No matter what your level of learning is, you will find study material molded to your level in at least one of these mailngs. The mailings, which are produced by Kollel Iyun Hadaf of Yerushalayim, currently are divided into seven English mailings (Daf-Insights; Daf-Background; Daf-Review; Daf-Discuss; Daf-Points; Daf-Quiz; Daf-Halachah; Daf-RevachL'Daf; Daf-Tosfos) and three Hebrew ones (Daf-HebrewReview; Daf-HebrewCharts; Daf-Chidonim)
Archives of all of the above can be accessed through our own Website, www.dafyomi.co.il, or from our backup on the Shemayisrael server.
Dafyomi Review tests in Hebrew (questions only)
Lamed Da'at provides a weekly list of questions on Gemara and Rashi in Hebrew for reviewing the Daf. (The questions are scanned in; no Hebrew fonts are required.) You can also find in their archives tests on past Masechtos, since the beginning of Berachos.
Yeshiva University's Dafyomi learner's website
YU offers a wealth of shiurim for the Dafyomi learner on its site. Besides a picture of the Daf (from e-daf), they offer typed shiurim on many Dapim. At present, the available typed shiurim include a plethora of Hebrew shiurim by Rabbi Eli Baruch Shulman, a Bochen at RIETS and rabbi of the Young Israel of Midwood in Brooklyn, NY, as well as a number of English shiurim by various lecturers. The site also offers a recording of Rabbi Shalom Rosner's Daf Yomi Shiur (which is uploaded immediately after the day's shiur has been given).
This excellent website offers hundreds of free classes on the Parsha, Talmud, and Jewish ethics with 10 new classes added each week in streaming video. Also available are Ipod and MP3 downloads as well as discussion boards.
Mussar for the Daf
A page of inspiration and ethics for every Daf. So far you can access Mussar pages for Maseches Berachos (Nov. '10). By Simcha Feldman and Yisroel Gelber of Baltimore MD.
An ambitious project with lots of Shiurim and source pages on Halachic and Talmuduc subjects. Tzurba me'Rabanan offers weekly Shiurim to introduce the layman to the Rabbinic study of Halachah. The Shiurim, which are accompanied by study sheets, are given in many locations in Eretz Yisrael.
MP3 Downloadable Shiurim
An online resource for free, downloadable MP3 Shiurim by renowned Talmidei Chachamim. Topics include Gemara, Halachah, Tanach, and Hashkafah. Shiurim on seven Masechtos are currently available.
Aish Hatorah's Russian language Dafyomi site
If you speak Russian, this is a terrific site which contains much more than up to date postings on the daily Daf. So far, its archives include about a dozen Masechtos, and the list is growing.
Dafyomi in Italian
Information about the Talmud in Italian. Contains translations of several Dapim throughout Shas, as well as timelines of Tana'im and Amora'im, a biography of Rav Meir Shapiro, and links to other related websites.
The Gemara Berura project, created by Mati Monheit of Ra'anana, presents a novel way to teach Gemara: Each statement on the page is classified and given a symbol of a particular shape and color to denote its class (question, answer, Mishnah, Beraisa, etc.). Concise flow charts, based on the same system, are then used to summarize the Daf. Samples of their work on Dafim recently learned in the Dafyomi program are available at their site. They offer CD's on the entire Shas for 590 NIS, or single Masechtos for less, from their sales page or via email to email@example.com or by phone at 972 2 653-7440.
Dafyomi Blog Spot
An advanced Daf Yomi study forum started and moderated by Reb Avrohom Adler of Cleveland, Ohio. Insights on the Daf Yomi are posted on a daily basis.
Subscribe to Ohr Somayach’s "Weekly Daf Insights," one or two comments per week on the Dafyomi (part of their popular weekly "Ohrnet" publication). This is the link to their archive site.
Aishdas' MMG"H Learning Program, includes among other things learning one amud a day on the net. They have a mailing list to discuss issues and problems that arise.
Yeshivat Beit El website
The extensive Yeshivat Beit El website includes many video, MP3 and text-based Shiurim on the Talmud in Hebrew. You can try their multiple choice quizzes on most of Shas, or their wide variety of in-depth lectures from a broad selection of Talmidei Chachamim.
Yeshivat Har Etzion web archives
The Yeshivat Har Etzion (YHE) website. YHE offers a number of online courses (http://www.vbm-torah.org/courses.htm)on various Masechtos of the Talmud. Presently, the Talmud courses in their archives include a number of Shi'urim on the beginning of Pesachim and on Kidushin.
Yeshayahu HaKohen Hollander's Talmud site
Yeshayahu HaKohen Hollander's "New, Easy-to-Read Talmud": A new way to read the DAF -- the Talmud paragraphed, punctuated, clearly printed dialogues, with Rashi's commentary embedded in the text. Rashi's right on the spot -- the Gemara reads like a book. Currently available Masechtos: Gitin, Shevuos, Bava Basra, Horayos.
Dr. Eliot Shimoff's Talmud Page
Archives of the late Prof. Shimoff's e-mail Talmud-study group and his summaries of the Gemara (for the second chapter of Bava Metzia and the first chapter of Sanhedrin).
Customized Talmud Review Programs
Rav Yosef Sebag's site is a powerful resource, presenting a compendium of review programs and tools for using them to design customized programs for one's learning, whether it be Dafyomi, Amudyomi, or some other system. An outstanding Chazarah resource.
Rabbi Sender Dolgin's "Chazaras Hashas" Review System
Rav Sender Dolgin of Lakewood, N.J., has developed a revolutionary method of reviewing and mastering all of Shas (or any other study you prefer to concentrate on). His program has experienced tremendous success and has been written up in numerous media. Hundreds of people have completed all of Shas using his method. At the heart of the method lies the personalized review calendar, designed such that one reviews every day what was learned 1 day ago, 1 week ago, 1 month ago, and 1 year ago.
For more information and to prepare a personal review calendar for yourself, click on the link above or write Abe Jaffe firstname.lastname@example.org or call Shas Chabura at 1.732.730.9496 .
PDF Resources (Sefarim) for the advanced Dafyomi learner
Rabbi Mordecai Plaut's collections of Sefarim in PDF form, and the Gemara itself in PDF form, for a number of Masechtos. (The Sefarim are chosen and downloaded from Hebrewbooks.com .) Starts with Avodah Zarah and Zevachim, and he has hopes to continue through the following cycle.
Dafyomi and Torah in Dutch
Translations of Dafyomi, Parsha, Halachah and other Torah material in Dutch. Translated and presented by Reb Zwi Goldberg of Netanya, Israel.
Rabbi Zev Leff's Amud Yomi page
Archives include tapes on the entire Maseches Berachos.
Rabbi Shlomo Abrahams' Daf-A-Week Website
Daf-A-Week is a program to study one page (two sides) of Gemara per week. The program started at the beginning of the twelfth cycle of Daf Yomi. The goal is to learn one daf per week with extensive time for review. The first cycle will end together with the eighteenth cycle of the Daf Yomi. This website lists the weekly learning and review schedule as well as links relating to Daf-A-Week and Talmud learning. (On Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 they will be starting Maseches Shabbos.)
Daf Yomi Halacha
Daf Yomi Halacha, prepared by Rabbi Jay Spero who presently resides in Cleveland Ohio, is meant to provide an Halachic overview of the Daf based on the rulings of the Shulchan Aruch and Rambam, as referenced in the Ein Mishpat. Rabbi Spero can be contacted at email@example.com .
Daf Yomi Digest
Daf Yomi Digest is published by The Chicago Center for Torah and Chesed, under the leadership of HaRav Yehoshua Eichenstein, shlit'a. The Daf Digest is a one-page, "Reader's Digest" style electronic mailing, which provides a brief overview of the Daf, a Halachic highlight, an insight, a story, a few short review questions.
Limud Torah with Rav Chaim
A daily dose of in-depth Torah study, administrated by Rav Chaim. Currently studying the Minchas Chinuch, with more projects to come.
The study of Mishnah, Talmud, and other Rabbinic texts is greatly enhanced by the systematic
acquisition of effective skills and approaches. Revadim operates on a model of four stages
of increasing complexity. These four stages – Mishnah, Tannaitic literature, Amoraic
literature and Talmudic literature form an upward spiral of skills which enable independent
study. Each individual skill is presented and explained through simple examples, then
drilled in increasingly complex examples until mastered. At the end of the process, study of
Mishnah and Talmud becomes clear, logical and fulfilling.
Bonayich specializes in the learning and teaching of Jewish Studies, especially the Oral
Tradition, including Mishnah and related texts, Talmudim, Halachah and Aggadah. Bonayich
offers a full range of educational materials for the study and teaching of Oral Tradition.
Custom-made materials may also be ordered for special groups and needs.
Contains study sheets on selected Sugyos in the Talmud, arranged by Masechta, provided by
Harav Harel Shapiro.
Tosfos explained in text and video formats
Website with videos and text files by Rabbi Yacov Schonfeld elucidating Tosfos on parts of several Masechtos. (Videos: Kesuvos and Bava Kama; Text: Berachos, Shabbos, Eruvin, Yevamos, Kesuvos, Gitin, Bava Kama, Bama Metzia.)
Basics of Talmudic Study and Analysis
A helpful place to begin if you want to learn the intricacies of Talmudic analysis. Prepared by Avihu Aboud of Yeshivas Bircas Hatorah in the Old City Yerushalayim.
Rabbi Chaim Brovender's Web Yeshiva
WebYeshiva, Rabbi Chaim Brovender's innovative new enterprise, opens the doors of the Yeshiva and Midrasha experience to anyone with an internet connection. Truly unique in the Torah World, WebYeshiva recreates the intellectual and social atmosphere of a real Yeshiva (with a focus on the student's growth in learning abilities). Using cutting edge video conferencing technology, WebYeshiva offers many powerful features that make it a unique learning environment which promises real growth in Torah study for the experienced student or the novice.
Rabbi Meir Pogrow's popular MasterTorah
Audio Shi'urim on Gemara and Mishnayos are available online. Rabbi Pogrow's lucid and comprehensive explanation features introductions to every Daf and Sugya. His Amud Yomi Shi'urim cover 8 complete Masechtos of the Gemara (with more on the way), and his "Shas Review" Shi'urim now cover about half of Shas. His comprehensive Shi'urim on Shas Mishnayos cover all of Shas (except Avos), with a number of "Mishnah Bekiyus" Shi'urim as well. Unique to Rabbi Pogrow's Shi'urim is an extensive program of review and tests to facilitate mastery of Shas.
See and hear the Daf online
Downloadable Shiurim in MP3 format
A live, informal Shiur delivered by Rabbi Moshe Cohen, a member of the Kollel. This Shiur is often, although not always, available the day before the Daf. Much of the Kollel's Insights and other materials are incorporated into the Shiur.
E-daf's online Daf
View the Daf online, with e-daf's clear and easy-to-access .gif's of the Daf. Conceived by Rabbi Dovid Kraus and created by Josh Itzkowitz. Archives now include the entire text of the Babylonian Talmud; users can download or print out the desired page for free, enabling them to study at their convenience even when they travel. In addition, the site contains links to audio English-language Talmud classes archived on the web, which can be listened to online at no cost.
Rabbi Grossman's free online Dafyomi Shiurim
David Hirschorn (firstname.lastname@example.org) has kindly made available online the entire series of tapes of Rabbi Grossman's Dafyomi shiurim. Rabbi Grossman, presently teaching in Yeshiva Gedola of Los Angeles, recorded the Shiurim during the 11th Dafyomi cycle. The Shiurim are available in MP3 format.
Jacob Shalev of the Diasoft Corporation generously gave of his time and talent to write a Masechta Downloader for these Shiurim, which makes it possible to download an entire Masechta at a time.
Online video Dafyomi Shiur site of "Meoros Hadaf Hayomi"
This multi-language streaming video archive of Dafyomi Shiurim (in RealVideo format; links for player available on site) is updated daily with video recordings of Dafyomi Shiurim. The English Shiur is currently given by Rabbi Mayer Bar of Meoros Hadaf Hayomi. English Shiur Archives are available from Zevachim (by R. Klatzko). The Hebrew Shiur is given by a lecturer from the Sochotchov Beis Midrash, and archives begin from Sanhedrin. The French shiur is current since the beginning of this cycle, in addition to Nidah and most of Seder Nezikin. The Yiddish Shiur is given by Rabbi Yoseph Nachum Stram and is current since Berachos.
OU's Dafyomi page
Very clear and easy to understand English audio Dafyomi shiurim uploaded daily. Shiurim are delivered by Rabbi Moshe Elefant of the OU.
10-20 minute audio recordings by Rav Uri Brilliant, providing a review of the Daf in Hebrew (starting from Bava Metzia, 12th cycle). Includes summary notes as well as flow diagrams for the Daf.
Yeshiva University's Dafyomi learner's website
As mentioned above, YU offers a wealth of shiurim for the Dafyomi learner on its site. Besides a picture of the Daf (from e-daf), they offer typed shiurim and a recording of Rabbi Shalom Rosner's Daf Yomi Shiur (which is uploaded immediately after the day's shiur has been given).
Daf HaYomi in English by Rabbi Eli Mansour
Dafyomi in English, in Realaudio format, by Rabbi Eli Mansour of Brooklyn, New York. The Shi'urim are orated and explained in Sephardic tradition. This website also displays the Daf so you can view it while listening to the Shi'ur.
Daf HaYomi in Yiddish by HaRav Avrohom Karp ZT"L
Dafyomi in Yiddish, in Realaudio format, by ha'Rav Avrohom Karp of blessed memory, of the Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Montreal, who delivered the Shi'urim in the Lubavitcher shul of Montreal. (Archives are not complete, but the current Dafim are available.)
Rabbi Meir Pogrow's "Master Torah" program
Rabbi Pogrow's amazing collection of Torah tapes includes
The "Mishna La'Neshama" resource site for the study of Mishnah
A very helpful site for those learning Mishnah, especially if they are trying to finish an allotted number of Mishnayos in memory of a loved one. Here you will find audio tapes elucidating every Mishnah in the entire six Sedarim (for free download or online listening), prepared by Rav Chaim Brown of Yerushlayaim.
You will also find here lists of Mishnayos and Mishnayos bookmarks, as well as an email reminder service for those finishing a quota of Mishnayos by a set date. Of particular note is their offer to hire Torah scholars to learn Mishnayos in memory of a loved one for a nominal fee.
Audio tapes of shiurim on the entire Talmud Yerushalmi by Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer of Chicago. Rabbi Bechhofer has completed a set of tapes on the entire Yerushalmi. See our Yomi Calendars page for the Yerushalmi Yomi calendar.
The second site listed above allows hi-speed downloading. The third site listed above contains but a sampling of Rabbi Bechhofer's Shiurim. Note, however, that the site, http://www.613.org, includes a truly massive online collection of Judaica tapes of all sorts, which is continually being updated by Feivel Smiles (email@example.com)
Yedid Nefesh Site, translation of Talmud Yerushalmi
Rav Yechiel Bar-Lev's site, named after his popular introduction to the study of Kabalah (based on the 138 Pischei Chochmah of RaMCHaL), "Yedid Nefesh", includes an online archive with many volumes of Rav Bar-Lev's translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi. (At this point, numerous volumes of the Hebrew translation appear online but the English volumes are not yet posted.)
Audio tapes on two mesechtos (Menachos and Chulin), by Chaim Ziegler, Ph.D. of Brooklyn College, Department of Computer and Information Science firstname.lastname@example.org
Dafyomi Video Lectures
Yad Avraham is a Torah learning institute located in the heart of New York City. Classes in Chumash, Halacha, Hashkofa, Gemara, and general topics are well attended by hundreds of business people, students and professionals from all walks of life. This page contains their online shiurim on the Dafyomi, as well as other topics.
Dafyomi Hebrew Audio
Dafyomi Shiurim given by Rabbi Yehuda Eliyahu, Rav of the TOV synagogue of Staten Island and Rosh Kollel of Shaare Tzion, Brooklyn, NY. Shiurim are available for download on most of Shas.
Steinsaltz Daf Yomi
The Kipa website offers learners of the Daf Yomi a daily viewing of Rav Adin Steinsaltz's version of the Daf. The site contains all the Gemara pages translated to Hebrew, a short commentary, illustrations, and more.
This site houses thousands of in-depth Shiurim in Gemara given by Rav Yosef Soloveichik, son of Rav Aharon Soloveichik and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Brisk in the Old City, Jerusalem. Most of the Shiurim are in audio format, but there are many Shiurim in video format as well. New Shiurim are constantly being added in audio and in video format. The site also contains Shiurim in Hashkafah and Parsha.
Daf Hashovua Shiurim in Yiddish by HaRav Mordechai Pinchas Teitz ZT"L are available here on Masechtos Berachos, Rosh Hashanah, Beitzah, Chagigah, and Sukkah. Tapes are also available on Masechtos Makos, Moed Katan, and Taanis. For additional information, please contact
email@example.com or call Rivkah Teitz Blau at 212-568-1129.
Bais Havaad has recently produced a very innovative new series of Choshen Mishpat shiurim on the Daf. The series features a 15-20 minute Choshen Mishpat shiur on how the principles discussed in the Daf are applied in today's complex financial world. Shiurim are given by many recognized experts in Choshen Mishpat.
This website offers very clear ten-minute long Shiurim of the Daf in Hebrew.
Help with Hebrew and Hebrew Fonts
Hebrew converters, fonts, text editors, etc, plus FAQ's and instructions for their installation. (The last site contains links to about 10 other sites that give information about using Hebrew with various browsers and on various systems.)
Hebrew Font Collections
Various collections of free and shareware Hebrew fonts which can be used to view Hebrew properly on the Web.
Penticon's Hebrew support for the Palm Pilot®.
Hebrew Plus ($65), the more expensive program, allows you to enter Hebrew text into any application on the PalmPilot using Hebrew Graffiti or the Hebrew popup keyboard, and the Hebrew text will be displayed from "right to left". After HotSyncing, the Hebrew text will be displayed on the Desktop PC in any application that supports Hebrew (this requires Hebrew Windows). Beside being able to enter Hebrew into your Pilot (for entering Hebrew Israeli addresses into your phonebook, for example), "Hebrew Support" enables you to view many Hebrew text files on your Pilot, such as those available on PilotYid.com and on Penticon's "Moadon" Website.
The watered down version, Hebrew Light ($40), allows your Palm Pilot to display Hebrew characters, but does not allow you to enter them into Palm applications.
"PiLoc," Paragon's Hebrew support for the Palm Pilot®.
PiLoc ($50) allows you to read and enter Hebrew into your PalmPilot. You can enter the Hebrew using either graffiti or a popup keyboard. PiLoc Hebrew Lite is fully compatible with all devices with Palm OS 3.3/3.5 installed.
Talmud and Dafyomi databases & free texts
MTR Download site
MTR is a Win95-compliant DOS freeware program that is simply amazing. It contains the full text of Mishneh Torah of Rambam, Torah Nevi'im and Kesuvim (both actual spelling and "Kesiv Malei"), Targum Onkelos on the Chumash, Mishnah, Tosefta, Yerushalmi, and Bavli. Full details can be found in the mtrinfo.txt file on the Simtel site listed above. As of today (Tamuz 5759) they're up to version "e", but this will change soon since the program is updated twice yearly.
They are using Yemenite manuscripts of Rambam and are doing their best to correct errors that have crept into the texts of Mishneh Torah and Shas...so much so that there are far fewer errors in this program than there are in the expensive CD-ROM packages commercially available. It comes with either Hebrew or English interfaces, it's compact, fast, searchable, Windows clipboard compliant and configurable.
You can download the entire collection in compressed form from the site listed above or the msdos/torah/ directory of any other Simtel site (there are over 80 Simtel mirror sites). Fully expanded, the files use approximately 28M of harddisk space.
Snunit browse site
Full Hebrew text of the Tanach, Talmud Bavli, and Talmud Yerushalmi is available at this site (Snunit at the Hebrew University) for Web browsing, including hypertext links between verses in Tanach and any mention of them in the Talmud and v.v.! These texts, along with Mishneh Torah, Mishnah, and Tosefta are available for downloading along with DOS browsing software in the MTR freeware package mentioned above.
Webshas is an ambitious index to the Talmud, prepared by Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner, rabbi of Congregation Ohave Shalom, Young Israel of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The index is easy to use, and is arranged both alphabetically and hierarchially, according to subject. Pages of the Talmud indexed so far are listed at
http://www.webshas.org/about.htm, and the main index resides at
http://www.webshas.org/main.htm. Rabbi Torczyner himself can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hebrew University Online Treasury of Talmudic Manuscripts
An online treasury of manuscripts of the Mishnah and Talmud (courtesy of Hebrew University Library, David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project) This project brings together images of major manuscripts of the Talmud (as well as the Kaufmann manuscript of the Mishnah) from libraries throughout the world. The site enables one to view and read the actual manuscripts as they were written. The manuscripts are indexed to enable access by standard citation (Tractate, Daf and Amud for the Talmud Bavli, and Tractate, chapter and Mishnah for the Mishnah). Included are manuscripts now being learned on Dafyomi: AVODAH ZARAH and HORAYOT and ZEVACHIM, at present.
Shas Reader with Rashi for Palm (free)
PilotYid.com offers links to several Free and Purchasable Talmud texts for Palm. The most notable is Shas Reader with Rashi for Palm by Hamaor. It is the only one that has Rashi, it includes the entire Talmud, and it is free. It is built to see Rashi simultaneously with the main text, with the option to force either the Gemara or the Rashi to a full page size. Searching can be done through the built-in Palm search. The entire Shas/Gemara/Talmud is included in the .zip file download. It is available for free download by going to www.pilotyid.com and scrolling down to "Shas Reader with Rashi".
Hebrewbooks.org was founded in order to preserve old Hebrew books that are out of print and/or circulation. Many American Rabbis wrote Sefarim in the early part of the 20th century. They have long since passed away and in many instances so has their holy work. If you have a Sefer that you would like to put on the web please call (718) 930-3402 or email: email@example.com .
SeforimOnline.org presents electronic editions of rare and hard to find Seforim (Hebrew books) on many topics including Hashkafah and Talmud-related texts in .pdf format, free for download.
An excellent online collection of Sifrei She'elot u'Teshuvot.
R. Folger on Maharsho and Maharshal
Analyses of Maharsho and Maharshal in both English and Hebrew, on several Masechtos, by R' Yecheskel Folger. See also his English exposition of the entire Mei'ri on Kidushin (initially published by Feldheim) at http://www.rmbsh.com .
Texts in electronic format
J.A.P. has set as its goal to make any Sefer that was ever printed available to all for the asking. Offering a wealth of otherwise unavailable Torah resources, J.A.P. will send you a scan or photocopy of any Sifrei Kodesh that you choose -- or pages thereof -- upon request. Either choose from their already extensive collection of archives, or put in a request for specific material that you are looking for. If it is available in the national library in Hebrew University, they will scan it and send it to you (by regular mail or Email) for a very reasonable fee.
You can contact them directly at Tel: 972-544-990379; Fax: 972-2-5710306; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to them at POB 45281, Jerusalem, Israel.
Torah Text Online Search Engine
Offers a variety of searches including audio shiurim, books, classic texts, Kashrus, questions and answers, and research materials.
Palmshiur, Sefarim in Hebrew for the Palm Pilot®.
Moshe Kugel's site publishes Sefarim in Hebrew for Palm users. For example, beginning with Masechet Gittin they have made the full text of the Gemara (only, no Rashi or Tosfos) available for Dafyomi learners to conveniently review what they learn, at the low price of only $5 per Maseches.
T.E.S.'s Online Master Daf downloads
In the "Master Daf" Dafyomi tapes series, created by Rabbi Avraham Kosman of Baltimore/Bnei Brak (presently a Magid Shiur in the Slobodka Yeshiva), every word of the Talmud is read in its original Hebrew and Aramaic, then translated into clear English and explained. These Dafyomi review or preparation tapes, which cover a Daf in just 20 minutes, are available online for $5.95/month or $59.95/year through this T.E.S. site.
In addition, each page of the Talmud can be viewed during the lesson in a clear, computer generated replica of the Talmud page, preserving the original format of the page. Each page and lesson may be downloaded for personal use offline. (Downloading allows the Talmud pages to be printed and the lessons to be transferred to an MP3 player or CD.) The shiurim are also available in CD format, with added features.
Books and Sefarim on the Talmud
Artscroll online bookstore
The Artscroll Talmud with English translation and commentary.
Email contact: Rabbi Shmuel Blitz email@example.com
Talmud section of the website of the venerable Judaica Press. Offers a broad selection of English and Hebrew Judaica. (If you are taken to the home page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link to Talmud Study.)
Diaspora Yeshiva's "Mt. Zion Books"
From here one can order Artscroll, Feldheim and Targum books, including their various Talmud-study texts.
Feldheim online bookstore
An online gift store. Although not Dafyomi oriented, this site has numerous English books that assist in studying the Talmud, including an English language biography of Rav Meir Shapiro, the founder of Dafyomi study. Use their "Search" option to look for Talmud/Mishnah related texts.
SOY online Seforim Sale
Easy to use site, with a large selection of Sefarim of every sort in English and Hebrew available for purchase online.
The Soncino Talmud site
The famous Soncino English translation of the Talmud, covering its entire length from cover to cover.
Judaica City Bookstore
An online Jewish Bookstore selling anything related to Judaism or Torah.
Sefarim related to Talmud and Mishnah study
Shop online for Sefarim in both English and Hebrew related to the study of Gemara as well as Mishnah, Chumash, and many other topics. Also available by phone at 1-800-626-6536.
MP3, Audio cassettes and CD's
T.E.S.'s Online Master Daf downloads
In the "Master Daf" Dafyomi tapes series, created by Rabbi Avraham Kosman of Baltimore/Bnei Brak (presently a Magid Shiur in the Slobodka Yeshiva), every word of the Talmud is read in its original Hebrew and Aramaic, then translated into clear English and explained. These Dafyomi review or preparation tapes, which cover a Daf in just 20 minutes, are available for download as or in for personal use offline. (Downloading allows the Talmud pages to be printed and the lessons to be transferred to an MP3 player or CD. The shiurim may also be purchased in CD format, with added features.
The tape version of this product is available directly from Rav Kosman. He can be reached in America by calling 800-966-6026 or 435-543-8718, in Israel 03-579-4067, or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX 972-3-578-1825. Mishna, Sugya, Mishnah Beruruah and Musar tapes are also available (one mishna per minute and one sugyah in 10 minutes).
Archived collection of Shiurim
Over the years, Kol Haloshon has built an impressive collection of Shiurim on all Jewish
topics by hundreds of reknowned Rabbis. These tapes are accessible by phone though their
worldwide telephone network, access numbers of which can be found at the above-mentioned
site. Included are a broad selection of Dafyomi and Amud Yomi tapes. It is also possible to
hear Dafyomi Shiurim live as they are being delivered.
The link above will give you their list of Shiurim and how and when to hear any live or
The Dial-a-Daf shiur of the complete shas in MP3 audio!
This phenomenal 6 DVD set contains all the audio shiurim (classes) from the world-famous Dial-a-Daf series. These are the same shiurim found on the CD-Daf and DVDaf programs, but this set includes only the audio files, in the easy-to-use MP3 format. Distributed by Judaica Press.
CDTorah's purchasable audio Shiurim
CDTorah formed in May 2003 with the intent to spread Torah around the world by offering Torah lectures on standard audio CD's over the internet. It allows people access to Rabbanim they would like to learn from, but whose material is otherwise unavailable to them, offering a wide variety of topics and Rabbanim - in keeping with our sages' words "A person should always learn what his heart desires." It pays royalties to the Rabbanim who delivered the lectures on every CD that is sold. Executive VP David Weiss can be reached at 718-368-2666, email: email@example.com.
CDTorah currently offers a broad number of Shiurim by many different lectureres. It includes some Talmud Shiurim as well, such as Rabbi Herschel Schachter's series of Shiurim on Maseches Shabbos.
This Torah Tape library in Monroe, NY, run by Rabbi Yitzchok Aaron Sternfeld, features a collection of over 35,000 recordings from present and past Roshei Yeshiva, Ba'alei Musar, stories of Tzaddikim (Yiddish), as well as the entire Shas in MP3 format (Yiddish) from such celebrated Magidei Shiur as Rav Mechel Zilber, Rav Avrom Karp and others. A full catalog is available upon request. Contact them from their site, or by writing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 845-783-7900 or sending a fax to 845-783-1230.
The Daf Yomi Mesechta Review
An exciting and innovative audio "chazorah" system which helps you review and remember the daily daf. Each tape (English) provides the highlights of every daf in a well communicated and easy to follow format. Daf Yom Mesechta review is available on 122 tapes which cover all of Shas.
Gemara Tracker software
Ari Berdy's "Gemara Tracker" shareware lets you keep track of how many times you've learned the Gemara, Rashi and/or Tosfos for any page in Shas, as well as enter your own notes on each Daf. The "at-a-glance" feature lets you know how many pages you've completed in the Masechta you're currently learning, in a different Masechta, or in all of Shas. In addition, it features instant full-text searching through your notes and detailed printing of records and notes, complete with customizable summaries.
First 20 uses are free; continued use requires a registration fee of $12.00.
Torah Educational Software (TES)
TES markets and produces lots of Talmud and Torah oriented CD-Rom titles, such as:
- The MasterDaf audio Dafyomi CD
- Gemora Tutor
- Otzar Haposkim: classic Rishonim, Poskim and Tanach-with-commentaries database (reasonably priced)
- Encylopedia Talmudit
- DBS database of classic philosophical, Halachic and Midrashic works
- The comprehensive Bar Ilan Responsa CD
- Judaica Archives
http://www.jerusalembooks.com/dbs.htm you can get some screen shots of the DBS Torah CD-Rom
http://www.davka.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi (click on "Judaic Texts")
Judaica Press/Davka software's "Sefarim on CD" collection
Judaica Press markets a large number of Talmud and Torah oriented CD-Rom titles, including the following:
- CD-DAF: Dafyomi with the dial-a-daf audio track explaining it in English, Hebrew or Yiddish (depending on the CD you choose). Also contains links to citations from other Masechtos and Poskim, and a Hebrew collection of in-depth insights culled from the works of the Rishonim and Acharonim. (Only about $19 per Maseches)
- The Soncino Talmud: All eighteen volumes of the Soncino English rendering of the Talmud, the Hebrew and Aramaic text of the Talmud, and Rashi's commentary (Hebrew only).
- Talmud Tutor Plus - includes a glossary of Talmudic terms and informative charts maps and biographies for the beginner in Talmud.
- The Soncino Classics Collection (Talmud etc. and Chumash)
- Judaic Classics Deluxe Edition
- Judaic Classics Limited Edition
- Otzar HaPoskim: Responsa database
Other indexes to Talmud and Dafyomi websites
There are a number of other sites that list links to Dafyomi websites but do not themselves contain information relating to Dafyomi study. In general, the links on these lists (and much more) can be found on our list, which preceded the others. Nevertheless, we include a list of such sites in case a new link appears in one of them before it makes it to our list.
Besides the major Jewish search engines (such as www.maven.co.il), you can find Dafyomi links at: