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Talmud Study Online

August 18, 2011 | by

I've had the opportunity from time to time to learn the Talmud, but currently there is nothing being offered in my area. I was wondering if it's possible to do this online, and if so, what sites are the best?

The Aish Rabbi Replies

It's always best to study with a local rabbi. This will give you an opportunity to probe the nuance of the issues, and develop a personal connection with a rabbi, which will enrich your Torah growth far more than any online study. It will also avoid many inherent ambiguities.

Having said that, if you have no other option, then yes, the Talmud can be studied online. Try these websites:

I also suggest checking out the Gemara Marking System. This is an innovative method that uses geometric shapes to structure the Gemara, thereby increasing understanding, retention, and effective review. Over 25 years in development, this method is currently being used by thousands of people worldwide.

The markings visually highlight what is unfolding on the page, and break down the flow of the Gemara into precise points: What is the Gemara trying to prove with this statement? How does it correlate with what comes before and after? What are its implications for the overall structure? The markings are overlayed and interconnected – providing a clear, composite picture of each section of Gemara. There are free "pre-marked" Gemaras, to demonstrate how the system works, as well as audio classes to learn Daf Yomi using the Gemara Marking System. Check it out at

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