This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study is NSFW
Plus legitimate and bastard offspring, slaves, and distinctions between Jews, non-Jews, and half-Jews
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In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ questions of obligation in matters of levirate marriage, and how values change with time
Talmudic Rabbis regulated not just actions but reputations, and left a legacy we debate and refute to this day
On election day, voters will weigh in on minimum-wage hikes. It’s a fight that reaches back to the Talmud.
At what point does a disagreement between groups of Jews become a point of religious principle, which cannot be compromised?
Daf Yomi: In rabbinic Judaism, study is not merely a pragmatic enterprise, but a religious act in itself
When two mitzvot conflict, the Talmud asks, how do we decide which takes precedence?