י״א באייר ה׳תשע״ה (April 30, 2015)
Finishing Shas, while certainly one of the greatest achievements a Jew can accomplish, is a goal that has been generally viewed as unrealistic given its length and complexity. That is, until recently. The past half-century has seen a dramatic popularization of the R’ Meir Shapiro’s ingenious system called Daf HaYomi, in which Jews the world over learn the same daf, completing the 2,771 dafim in seven-and-a-half years. This transforms for tens of thousands what was once a lofty dream into an exciting possibility.
RealClearDaf.com‘s Daf Yomi shiurim have been neatly arranged in intelligent Jewish app.
This app puts an interactive e-Gemara in your pocket with the following features
- Easily play/download Real Clear Daf’s Daf Yomi audio shiurim
- Hold down words to highlight, underline, or take notes in your Gemara.
- Look up thousands of words in the built-in Aramaic-English Talmudic dictionary.
- Participate in our Virtual Beis Medrash where you can ask and answer questions with other RCD users.
- Contact the magid shiur directly with questions or comments.
A brief tour of the Real Clear Daf Torah App by Shmuel Wise
Opening the app displays a list of the most recently uploaded shiurim, with that day’s Daf Yomi highlighted. By no means, though, is this app only for Daf Yomi users: tapping the top left reveals a list of all tractates, along with any classes you’ve bookmarked or downloaded. Tapping a shiur reveals a crisp image of its Daf.
Built into the Daf image are some great interactive features: Press any word for a few seconds to choose from: dictionary, highlight, underline, copy, or note-taking. I’m sure you’ll also appreciate the ability to lock the screen so that you can follow with your finger on the place as you listen to the shiur without the screen going all over the place. You can even ask questions to other users or myself by using the app’s built-in blog.
But perhaps what is most special about this app is the fact that I am completely available for any help that you need–it will not be some guy in India answering your phone call or email–no–the same person who works day and night to understand and deliver the learning with the highest quality will be helping you navigate this technical problem or that difficult step in the Gemara.
Rabbi Shmuel Wise is the dedicated magid shiur for Real Clear Daf. A talmid of the Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva of Rochester for 13 years, Rabbi Wise applied his zeal, diligence, and love of Torah to absorb the wisdom of his venerable rebbe, the Rosh HeYeshiva, Rabbi Menachem Davidowitz shlit”a-one of the great Torah sages of our time.
App: Real Clear Daf By Shmuel Wise
Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Updated: April 25, 2015
Publisher: Shmuel Wise © Real Clear Daf
Price: Free (get app)
Android version – click here
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