Talmud is the original “open-source” platform.
Talmud is not Gemara. Gemara denotes finality, a closed book. Talmud is not closed, and it’s certainly not a book.
Talmud is a verb, not a noun.
We are Talmud, a living, open conversation, a flow of ideas that began thousands of years ago — before words were chiseled on stone or put topaper — and will probably continue to flow thousands of years into the future.
We all have the opportunity to be part of that flow.
We will touch on classic scenarios, Mishnaic sources, Talmudic explanations, conversations. We will try to understand the people who took part in these conversations, “get into their heads” and learn to see the world through their eyes. But we willalso try to see what they say through our eyes, too.
These, and other elements will accompany us as we travel along.
I invite you to “Talmud” with me and others on this site. Read and learn. Add and others learn with you.
So come, join the flow.
Rabbi Sidney Slivko,