This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ helps Jews swear in disputes of the kind they might encounter in small claims court. Plus: if an oath must be taken in the name of God, can the literal name be spoken? And is Abraham’s penis a sacred object?
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis delve into the practical questions around the Jewish afterlife. Like: will it be here on Earth? Will the Messiah be there, or will we be led there by his arrival? And what does redemption look like? Also, is the food kosher there?
You can’t get ready for repentance, which is why the holiday shuns elaborate rituals and favors awkward improvisations
The Elul Challenge: To Prepare for the High Holidays, Can You Spend an Hour a Day Without Your Phone?
To repent, you must first know yourself, which means taking a break from technology’s distractions