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As Jews around the world engage in a seven-and-a-half year cycle of Daf Yomi, reading the entire Talmud one page per day, Tablet Magazine's new podcast, Take One, will offer a brief and evocative daily read of the daf, in just about 10 minutes. New episodes will be released daily Monday through Friday.

Take One Daf Yomi Tablet Studios

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 511 Ratings

As Jews around the world engage in a seven-and-a-half year cycle of Daf Yomi, reading the entire Talmud one page per day, Tablet Magazine's new podcast, Take One, will offer a brief and evocative daily read of the daf, in just about 10 minutes. New episodes will be released daily Monday through Friday.

    Bava Metzia 2 and 3 – Welcome to Tractate Bava Metzia with Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin

    Bava Metzia 2 and 3 – Welcome to Tractate Bava Metzia with Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin

    Today’s Talmud page, Bava Metzia 2 and 3, introduce us to a brand new tractate. Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin joins us with a preview of what's in store. What life lessons are we to learn from the famous story about two dudes holding on to a Tallis, each insisting that it belongs to him? Listen and find out.

    Like the show? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Send us a note at takeone@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group.
    We think that you may also enjoy Liel's new book How the Talmud Can Change Your Life: Surprisingly Modern Advice from a Very Old Book, available directly from the publisher, or wherever you purchase books.
    Listen to the Testimonies Archive, a partnership between Tablet Studios and the USC Shoah Foundation, for eyewitness audio accounts from Israel in the wake of the Oct 7 Hamas attacks.
    Check out all of Tablet’s podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

    • 7 min
    Bava Metzia 4 and 5 – In Praise of Not Knowing with Josh Kross

    Bava Metzia 4 and 5 – In Praise of Not Knowing with Josh Kross

    Today’s Talmud pages, Bava Metzia 4 and 5, tell us a story of theft and accusation riddled with uncertainty. Producer Josh Kross joins us to talk about what we can do when we simply don't have enough information to go on, and why sometimes doubt isn't the worst thing to experience. What to do when you're trapped on a mountain with no power and no clue? Listen and find out.

    Like the show? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Send us a note at takeone@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group.
    We think that you may also enjoy Liel's new book How the Talmud Can Change Your Life: Surprisingly Modern Advice from a Very Old Book, available directly from the publisher, or wherever you purchase books.
    Listen to the Testimonies Archive, a partnership between Tablet Studios and the USC Shoah Foundation, for eyewitness audio accounts from Israel in the wake of the Oct 7 Hamas attacks.
    Check out all of Tablet’s podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

    • 8 min
    Bava Metzia 6 – Until Proven Innocent

    Bava Metzia 6 – Until Proven Innocent

    Today’s Talmud page, Bava Metzia 6, interrogates that old chestnut of TV cop dramas, namely that a guilty suspect is always cool and in command when interrogated while an innocent one is distressed. Is that true? And what impact did this prevalent theory of policing have on wrongfully convicting people of crimes they didn't commit? Listen and find out.

    Like the show? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Send us a note at takeone@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group.
    We think that you may also enjoy Liel's new book How the Talmud Can Change Your Life: Surprisingly Modern Advice from a Very Old Book, available directly from the publisher, or wherever you purchase books.
    Listen to the Testimonies Archive, a partnership between Tablet Studios and the USC Shoah Foundation, for eyewitness audio accounts from Israel in the wake of the Oct 7 Hamas attacks.
    Check out all of Tablet’s podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

    • 8 min
    Bava Metzia 7 – Serving At the Pleasure of the President with Tevi Troy

    Bava Metzia 7 – Serving At the Pleasure of the President with Tevi Troy

    Today’s Talmud page, Bava Metzia 7 discusses the validity of a bill of divorce if it is handed to a woman by her husband while he still holds on to it with a string, indicating that if he can pull the string and take it back, the bill of divorce is not legitimate, but if the string is too flimsy, or he can not pull it back, then the divorce is final. Tevi Troy returns to focus on the question of possession, and the specific question of when one truly takes possession of a job in the White House. From famous short-term White House employee Anthony Scaramucci, to a less well known employee TJ Ducklo, who worked for the Biden administration and others, the White House can be a fickle employer. What was the shortest employment record in the White House? Listen and find out.

    Like the show? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Send us a note at takeone@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group.
    We think that you may also enjoy Liel's new book How the Talmud Can Change Your Life: Surprisingly Modern Advice from a Very Old Book, available directly from the publisher, or wherever you purchase books.
    Listen to the Testimonies Archive, a partnership between Tablet Studios and the USC Shoah Foundation, for eyewitness audio accounts from Israel in the wake of the Oct 7 Hamas attacks.
    Check out all of Tablet’s podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

    • 7 min
    Bava Metzia 8 – Mornings on Horseback with Lily Leibovitz

    Bava Metzia 8 – Mornings on Horseback with Lily Leibovitz

    Today’s Talmud page, Bava Metzia 8, asks us to ponder what it actually means to ride a horse. Lily Leibovitz, a 12-year-old master equestrian, joins us to share the magical sensation of bonding with a strong, enormous animal, and why this connection had enchanted humans for millennia. How do you get the animal to listen to your wishes, and how do you tune in to its needs? Listen and find out.

    Like the show? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Send us a note at takeone@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group.
    We think that you may also enjoy Liel's new book How the Talmud Can Change Your Life: Surprisingly Modern Advice from a Very Old Book, available directly from the publisher, or wherever you purchase books.
    Listen to the Testimonies Archive, a partnership between Tablet Studios and the USC Shoah Foundation, for eyewitness audio accounts from Israel in the wake of the Oct 7 Hamas attacks.
    Check out all of Tablet’s podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

    • 8 min
    Bava Metzia 9 and 10 – In God's Shadow

    Bava Metzia 9 and 10 – In God's Shadow

    Today’s Talmud pages, Bava Metzia 9 and 10, wonder how we truly assume ownership of an animal, which is really another way of asking how we assume ownership of our own lives. Do the rabbis want us to devote our days to study and contemplation? Or should we focus on constant and fruitful action instead? Listen and find out.

    Like the show? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Send us a note at takeone@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group.
    We think that you may also enjoy Liel's new book How the Talmud Can Change Your Life: Surprisingly Modern Advice from a Very Old Book, available directly from the publisher, or wherever you purchase books.
    Listen to the Testimonies Archive, a partnership between Tablet Studios and the USC Shoah Foundation, for eyewitness audio accounts from Israel in the wake of the Oct 7 Hamas attacks.
    Check out all of Tablet’s podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
511 Ratings

511 Ratings

Pinky27891 ,

A refreshing breath of Talmud in the morning

Really enjoy these succinct Daf discussions! Agree more of Hudson lol

Dubjays ,

Using Talmud as a soapbox

Episode I listened to was basically hosts talking about themselves and then quickly quoting the Talmud and bending it severely and using it to talk about a random topic (episode about “not knowing”).

The hosts seem to “not know” but they teach anyways…

Wassagoinon ,

More Hudson!

I listen every day, but today’s input from 10-year-old Hudson made me especially joyous. The simplicity of a child’s perspective during these complex and worrisome times was comforting. Thanks Hudson.

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