Seven and a Half Year Cycle

Daf Yomi Pittsburgh

Current Cycles Ends June 7, 2027


One Talmud

One Page – 7 ½ Years

The Talmud is a compendium of Jewish laws, stories, Biblical interpretations, and teachings spanning the first six centuries of the Common Era.  Daf Yomi is the daily study of Talmud, one double-sided page per day, on a worldwide schedule that takes seven and a half years to complete. The current cycle of Daf Yomi concludes on January 4, 2020 and the new cycle begins on January 5.

Daf Yomi Pittsburgh is an effort to raise awareness about Daf Yomi and provide platforms for learners to connect with each other and share resources. 

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Local Classes

Shaare Torah

Shaare Torah Congregation

2319 Murray Avenue

Mon-Fri at 6:00 AM
Shabbat – 45 minutes before mincha
Sunday at 7:00 AM


Kollel Jewish Learning Center

5808 Beacon Street

Mon-Fri at 6:50 AM
Shabbos – one hour before mincha
Sunday at 8:30 AM

Young Israel

Young Israel of Pittsburgh

5831 Bartlett Street

Mon-Thurs, 8 pm, except when mincha is at 6:45 pm or later (during the Summer), when daf yomi follows maariv.
No shiur on Friday.
Shabbos, 8:20 am (before shacharis at 9).
Sunday, 7:15 am and immediately following maariv.

Textual Sources


A free, open-sourced online Jewish library, containing the full text of the Talmud in the original and in Adin Steinsaltz's recent English translation. The site also allows users to create source sheets for teaching.

Talmud Israeli, Daf Yomi for US

Talmud Israeli produces a weekly daf yomi full color booklet, in both Hebrew and English, featuring a focus on one aspect of each daf over a weekly period of the Daf Yomi cycle.  It is designed for all ages and is free in both digital and hard copy.

Daf Yomi Digest

This is a written summary of each daf, sent out to email inboxes every three days, courtesy of a free subscription.  In addition to an overview, each summary contains select stories from the daf as well as insights. Daf Yomi Digest is compiled by members of the Ruben Shas Kollel, edited by Rabbi Ben-Zion Rand and is published by the Chicago Center for Torah and Chesed.

Today's Daf

Essays on the daf by Rabbi Adin Steinsalz, delivered daily to email inbox.  The essays contain insights drawn from the English version of the Koren Talmud Bavli with Commentary by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. This series is not designed to replace intensive Daf Yomi study, but rather to shed new light on one or two points raised on the daily daf. Also contains a searchable glossary.

In Haiku: Daf Yomi in a Breath

In this creative blog, written by Rabbi Avi Strausberg, one argument, thought, or feeling from the daily daf is boiled down into one haiku (a poetry form consisting of seventeen syllables).

Audio Resources

All Daf

Both a website and an app produced by the Orthodox Union featuring daily audio lessons on the daf by six teachers.

8-minute Daf summary
Customized Pace
Customizable Interests

Also halakhah teachings, Jewish history and select Tosafot.

YU Torah Daf Yomi

These are recordings of daf yomi lessons from Orthodox rabbis from around the world, delivered via podcast or email inbox.

Talmud for Women

Now including more than 1600 shiurim, this is the first and only site where one can hear a recording of a daily Talmud class taught by a woman. The classes are taught in Israel by Michelle Cohen Farber, a graduate of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s scholars program with a BA in Talmud and Tanach from Bar-Ilan University.

Daf Yomi from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Available on Apple Podcasts, these are live recordings of Rabbi Dov Linzer's morning daf yomi class at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. Each segment is approximately 50 minutes long.
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