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  • Writer's pictureLeann Shamash

Daf Yomi Photography Project

I want to introduce you to a project that I have been working on.

As a student of Daf Yomi, studying a page a day of talmud, I have the opportunity to learn something new each day. I am such a beginner and I only absorb a small amount, but any amount is good!

We recently began our tenth Masechet. This one is called Masechet Ta'anit and it examines the idea of drought, prayer and what a community does when drought exists. The Masechet begins with a number of definitions of rain. There are a number of different types of rain which the G'mara examines. Yoreh is the first rain of the season in Israel, and should arrive a few days after Sukkkot. Malkosh is the final rain of the rainy season and it arrives in Nisan, the month of Passover, when the spring arrives in Israel.

I am trying (not sure how successful I will be) to do a photograph for most of the pages that I study over the next month so that there will be some small visual record of the study. For each page I hope to record the date, the page and one small concept or vocabulary word.

Here are a few of my first "entries." They are certainly imperfect, but I will be working on them in the coming weeks to try to get concept down correctly.

Once again, I invite you to begin the Daf Yomi study. It is fascinating!

Shabbat Shalom!!!

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