Over the years I have come to really appreciate the tzorat hadaf– the form of the printed Vilna Shas. That is not to say that I do love learning Talmud, but beyond the Talmud itself, I love the format of commentary. I enjoy the idea of putting a text at the center , like the Mishna or Gemara, and bringing commentary in conversation with this text and each other around it. I have found that it is a great resource to study other texts as well. To that ends I have put together some contemporary pages of Talmud. They include:
Exploring the Ideas of Machloket, Bat Kol, and Who’s Voices Count
In Memory of Arik Einstein z”l
And now with the advent of Tisha B’Av I wanted to share some thoughts on Hannah Szenes’s Eli Eli
It is one of those songs that we sing every year on Tisha B’Av, but I am suspect that we do not give it enough thought. Please tell me what you think. And of course I would love to hear your thoughts on other texts you would like to see dealt with in a contemporary pages of Talmud.