by Ilana Kurshan

Same Page, Seven Years Later

The day I completed the Talmud section Masekhet Yoma, I had my cast taken off. Six weeks before, I broke my arm during the big Jerusalem winter storm, which began the same day we learned in daf yomi (the daily study of a page of Talmud) about Hillel’s ascent to the top of a snowy roof to listen in on Shmaya and Avtalyon’s class in Talmudic Babylonia (35b). 

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