Daf Yomi News and Important Announcement

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It’s been a very exciting six weeks. We launched a Daf Yomi class at Pacific Jewish Center in Venice with several devoted attendees. We also launched a Daf Yomi site online with YouTube videos and iTunes podcasts reaching people across the world.

The class is unique because we go through the Daf fairly quickly and focus on the simple explanation of the text. Most classes are between 20 and 25 minutes. Some are under 20 minutes but none are more than 30 minutes. This is great for people who have limited time or limited attention spans. If you are a more visual learner you can watch the class and if you want to just listen you can listen on the website or on iTunes. The site and the class are all part of my personal mission to bring Torah to as many people as possible and make Torah and Judaism accessible to the maximum number of people. Now, people with no background in Talmud can learn Daf Yomi.

I have received emails and messages from people in several states and from abroad as well. Some of the emails are corrections for mistakes I made in the course of the class. I appreciate those. Nobody is perfect. I have also received notes of appreciation from many people watching or listening to the classes.

It has been very rewarding to hear from so many people enjoying the class. Thank you for your support.

I am looking forward to continuing this class for as long as possible.

We have an announcement to make about sponsorships and dedications for the Daf Yomi Class.

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A Message from David Katz Esq., the PJC Daf Yomi Chairperson:

Since the beginning of this Daf Yomi web site I have been approached by several people asking what they can do to support Rabbi Fink’s tremendous undertaking of this multi-year project. To that end I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting sponsorships and dedications to underwrite one or more Daf Yomi classes.

All sponsorships and dedications will be prominently displayed across many platforms. At the beginning of each class, Rabbi Fink will make an announcement thanking the sponsor and the name or names or those in whose name that evening’s class will be dedicated in accordance with the sponsor’s instructions. The iTunes podcast will indicate the dedication in the text description for the class, the YouTube video will indicate the dedication in the introduction to the class, the Daf Yomi website will announce the dedication in textual format similar to a “banner ad”. Finally, dedications will also be noted on Twitter and Facebook.

Through the use of the internet, each sponsorship or dedication can reach tens of thousands of viewers worldwide and will be seen every time someone views your sponsored class. In other words, the sponsorship doesn’t expire until, please G-d, this cycle is completed.

What a unique and fitting tribute for an individual or family to sponsor a class in memory of a loved one or their yartzeit, or to celebrate a simcha, birthday, or other important life cycle event. Even if you can’t find a particular reason to sponsor, it’s a great way to make a tax-deductible contribution to support this important site which disseminates Torah worldwide.

There are already hundreds of people tuning-in to this Daf Yomi class every day and you can help support their learning with your donation. It’s also a great way to express your appreciation for an internet based daily Daf Yomi class. The class will always be free, but your financial support would be greatly appreciated.

We hope you are enjoying the Daf and are growing spiritually. Thank you very much for being a part of our worldwide Daf Yomi community.

Here is how it works:

If you’d like to become a partner in this venture you can

  1. Sponsor One Daf for $100
  2. Sponsor One Week for $500
  3. Sponsor One Month for $1800

If you’d like to sponsor a particular mesechta or perek we can arrange that as well.

All you need to do is to click the Donate button below and make your tax-deductible contribution using your credit card. If you’d like to send us a check send an Rabbi Fink an email for instructions at rabbifink@gmail.com.

Please indicate in the note or in a separate email who is being honored or remembered through your contribution.

Questions? Suggestions? Email Rabbi Fink: rabbifink@gmail.com

Link: Sponsorships and Dedications