An accessible study group for those who want to build up their consistent engagement with Jewish texts
The Talmud, built on centuries of brilliant scholarship and analysis, is one of the richest sacred texts revealing ancient practices, values, and ethical standards. It has inspired not only religious reverence, but also significant intellectual inquiry. Each week, we delve into the text, explore the teachings, and challenge our thinking. Discover how these ancient teachings can have practical relevance in your life today.
Above: Click to see Rabbi Miller's lesson on The Great Democratization of Talmud Study delivered to Temple Israel in South Africa
Classes are open to participants of varying skill-sets, even for those with little or no background in the Talmudic dialectic. There is a place for everyone in this program as we study a page of Talmud each day. This cycle, called Daf Yomi (daf=page, yomi=a day), syncs us up with the entire global Jewish community engaging in this practice.
Join our daily Talmud study group, Thursdays at 11am PST / 2pm EST. To participate, register here.
While you’re here, check out Rabbi Miller’s Daf Yomi, daily posts highlighting inspirational gems found throughout the text on Instagram here.
As of October 1, 2022 we have studied over 1,000 pages!
What people say:
"Yesterday's class was superb!! I remain impressed by so many things that you do! You are able to keep us on track, share (some of) your knowledge with us, make all sorts of connections to the Jewish and secular worlds, and meet each of us where we are! Kudos to you!!"
"Talmud study has opened a window to that world for me. I love the anthropology and sociology of it all."
"The minority opinions may someday count as much as the majority opinions. It reminds us that things change the Halacha changes and we change each year that we read it."
"We have the opportunity to compare the Halacha we are practicing today with the one they were writing and studying in the Talmud... It has been very interesting how things have evolved how we keep the tradition in our own way."
"I feel very close to this amazing group and I'm grateful to Rabbi Miller for conducting it."
Daf Yomi reflections Rabbi Miller wrote for MyJewishLearning.com:
Eruvin 34: Keeping close.
Eruvin 97: The knotty truth about tefillin.
Pesachim 16: The Sages duke it out.
Pesachim 70: The Importance of the RSVP.
Pesachim 72: Ritual Mistakes.
Pesachim 74: Grill Masters.
Shekalim 3: Road Runners.
Shekalim 4: For us. By us.
Yoma 23: Bearing a Grudge like a Snake.
Yoma 24: For Priests only.
Yoma 28: Torah Before Torah.
Yoma 29: Life Lessons.
Ketubot 4: Marriage or Mourning?