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Take One offers a short meditation on a page of Talmud, and now is the perfect time to tune in

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Tablet Podcasts
July 08, 2022

If you haven’t listened to Take One, our daily Talmud podcast hosted by Unorthodox’s Liel Leibovitz, now is the perfect time to start. Take One focuses on one piece of Jewish wisdom a day, with guests joining Liel to find modern meaning in an ancient text.

Jews across the world read a page a day of Talmud, for a full seven-year cycle. Our show has been running since the most recent cycle began in 2020. If you were listening but fell behind (or if you’re not convinced a podcast about the Talmud is for you), now’s the perfect time to jump in.

Here are five of our favorite Take One episodes that show how the Talmud can be timeless, relatable, and even entertaining.

You can find Take One on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Join our community on Facebook and Instagram to continue the daily conversation.

  • Unorthodox co-hosts Stephanie Butnick and Mark Oppenheimer join Liel to discuss what a Jew needs to know today to not be considered an ignoramus:
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Take One: Berakhot 47
In today’s page, a thorny question: Just what and how much do you need to know and do to be considered a good Jew?
February 19, 2020
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  • Rabbi Rachel Ain of Manhattan’s Sutton Place Synagogue meditates on the ancient custom of candlelighting and its surprisingly modern resonance:
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Shabbat 20
In today's Daf Yomi page, an illuminating conversation about Shabbat candles
March 26, 2020
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  • Liel is joined by his wife, sailing enthusiast Lisa Ann Sandell, to discuss the Talmudic complexities of setting sail just before Shabbat starts, and Lisa shares a story of hijinks on the high seas:
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Shabbat 19
In today's Daf Yomi page, a question for the ages: Should Jews go sailing?
March 25, 2020
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  • Producer Josh Kross joins Liel for a lively discussion about what soccer teams can teach us about Jewish law and community:
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Eruvin 44
In today's Daf Yomi page, riffing on soccer and community
September 22, 2020
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  • Take One regular Dovid Bashevkin tells us about the closest thing in the Talmud to a rap battle: a heated disagreement between the rabbis of Eretz Yisrael and the rabbis of Babylon.
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Pesachim 34 and 35
In today's Daf Yomi pages, those foolish Babylonians
December 25, 2020
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Tablet is the premier producer of smart and entertaining Jewish podcasts. Our shows include Unorthodox, Take One, Hebrew School, Anxiously, and the limited-run series Adventures with Dead Jews, Radioactive: The Father Coughlin Story, and 49 Days to Stretch My Soul.