Women in Orthodox Jewish communities were long discouraged from studying Talmud, but they are now increasingly taking part in study classes. Daf Yomi, or “page a day,” is the Jewish practice of reading the ancient book of rabbinic teachings. At a page a day, it takes almost 7 1/2 years to read the whole thing.

Women in Orthodox Jewish communities were long discouraged from studying Talmud, but they are now increasingly taking part in study classes. Daf Yomi, or “page a day,” is the Jewish practice of reading the ancient book of rabbinic teachings. At a page a day, it takes almost 7 1/2 years to read the whole thing.