35 episodes

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.

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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, Ep 35: Berakhot 49 and 50

    Take One, Ep 35: Berakhot 49 and 50

    Today’s Daf Yomi pages, Berakhot 49 and 50, bring up a familiar concept: Does practice really make perfect? And if so, does it apply to all areas of religious life, or only those we choose to take upon ourselves? The show's producer, Josh Kross, returns to talk about the comforts and challenges that come with religious observance. Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to be a good Jew? Listen and find out.

    • 9 min
    Take One, Ep 34: Berakhot 48

    Take One, Ep 34: Berakhot 48

    Today’s Daf Yomi page, Berakhot 48, raises a question we've all bumped up against now and then: What's the proper way to behave when you find yourself in a room with very powerful and important people? For today's guest, Enes Kanter, this has been a reality from a very young age: The Turkish-born star ballplayer was still a teenager when he found himself drafted into the NBA, playing with and against some of the legends he'd grown up idolizing as a boy. How do you keep your cool when you have to interact with the high and mighty? Listen and find out.

    • 8 min
    Take One, Ep 33: Berakhot 47

    Take One, Ep 33: Berakhot 47

    Today’s Daf Yomi page, Berakhot 47, asks a big, tough question: Exactly what does a Jew need to know and do in order to be considered anything but an Am Ha'aretz, or an ignoramus? The rabbis, of course, each offer wildly divergent answers, and to address this thorny conundrum we invited Stephanie Butnick and Mark Oppenheimer, co-hosts of Tablet's popular Unorthodox podcast, to ascertain once and for all the best way to engage with Jewish life. Is the ability to listen the only true prerequisite we should insist on when welcoming someone to our midst? Listen and find out.

    • 10 min
    Take One, Ep 32: Berakhot 46

    Take One, Ep 32: Berakhot 46

    Today’s Daf Yomi page, Berakhot 46, finds the rabbis in a hospitable mood: They're talking dinner parties, and who should be seated where to ensure a fun evening for all. Alana Newhouse, Tablet Magazine's Editor in Chief and a celebrated convener of unmatched soirees, joins us to talk seating arrangements, class structure, and how the Internet killed the art of dinner party conversation. Should you let your guests sit wherever they please or create an intricate seating chart? Listen and find out.

    • 9 min
    Take One, Ep 31: Berakhot 44 and 45

    Take One, Ep 31: Berakhot 44 and 45

    Today’s Daf Yomi pages, Berakhot 44 and 45, begin with talk of the fruit of Ginosar, magical treats that are so potent they make the rabbis literally lose their minds. It's a passage so deliciously comical that even the Gemara acknowledges it's pure hyperbole. But reflect on it long enough, and you'll see a lesson in longing, for home and youth and freedom. What do the fruit of Ginosar have to do with modern-day Tel Aviv? Listen and find out.

    • 11 min
    Take One, Ep 30: Berakhot 42 and 43

    Take One, Ep 30: Berakhot 42 and 43

    Today’s Daf Yomi pages, Berakhot 42 and 43, introduce us to a curious concept: Pas HaBah B'kissnin, a sort of sweet pastry that is made without water and is therefore exempt from the traditional blessing over bread. Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin returns to explain the great debate about whether or not you have to ritually wash your hands when grabbing a slice or two of pizza, and unlocks a host of other doughy mysteries. What are Mezonos Rolls, and why do airlines love sticking them in Kosher meals? Listen and find out.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

princessmax* ,

Adorable curmudgeon

This is an act of live and it shows.

Melexh ,

One Toe

I enjoy this very accessible way of keeping one toe in the raging river of Daf Yomi. Liel is charming and articulate and some guests are great. I appreciate the challenge of trying to offer some meaningful Talmud learning in 10 minutes, but I find the episodes with a tenuous connection to the text or without a clear enough explanation of the textual springboard to be boring and occasionally pointless or forced. I hope Liel will find a way to hug a little closer to the Talmud’s own context and themes. Still it’s kept me listening everyday so far. :)

סיד ,

Great podcast

Very relevant and approachable

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