Saturday, February 29, 2020

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, has developed an innovative platform for Daf Yomi participants—a free digital platform called “All Daf”—to coincide with the new Daf Yomi cycle.

Beyond offering shiurim on the daily daf, All Daf offers participants of all backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their learning with a host of topics related to the day’s daf, including Jewish history, lomdus, Tanach and other sources and resources. Daily shiurim on the daf will be offered by world-renowned maggidei shiur such as Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Rabbi Shalom Rosner, Rabbi Sruly Bornstein and Rabbi Shlomie Schwartzberg. All Daf will also introduce participants to fascinating subjects in the daf with written and video content from teachers such as Dr. Henry Abramson, dean of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences, on historical subjects related to the day’s daf, and audio content focusing on the pesukim quoted in the daf from Rabbi Yaakov Trump, rabbi of the Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst, among others.

With multiple options of shiurim and commentaries, All Daf will enable participants to customize their learning experience with what is believed to be the most comprehensive daf database anywhere. The platform—available as an app in both the Google Play store and the Apple App store and as a website—is a wonderful alternative for those who cannot attend a daily Daf Yomi shiur, who want to do a more in-depth review of what they learned in their shiur or who are simply on-the-go. All Daf also offers functionality to make it easy to share learning with one’s family and is customizable based on one’s preferences.

“The OU is constantly looking for new ways to make Torah accessible to our community,” said Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Allen Fagin. “We are excited to introduce a truly innovative way to study Torah as the new daf cycle begins, and we look forward to the All Daf app fulfilling the needs of new and veteran daf learners alike.”

“The comprehensiveness of the All Daf app, such as its range of shiurim and resources, introduces an opportunity for each of us to identify the style and content that personally resonates,” said Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane. “We are confident that this resource will expand the spectrum of people studying the daily daf, thereby increasing our collective and unifying commitment to increased Torah study.”

“All Daf was designed from the ground up to be the go-to digital destination for participants at any level,” said Orthodox Union Daf Yomi Initiative Director Rabbi Moshe Schwed. “We leveraged the OU’s experience in serving learners of the daf for the past 14 years, including thousands of daily listeners from nearly 40 countries.”

The app will launch on December 22 and is free for all users. For more information, visit https://alldaf.org/.