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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

Can anyone tell me what the Jewish/Hebrew word "blatt" means in English?

As in, "He studied two blatt of the Talmud a day." As used in the Chosen by Chaim Potok. Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Talmud is numbered in folios- so you talk about 2a. 2b.3a, 3b etc referring to each side of the folio.

    When you discuss the Talmud- the entire folio is referenced as a Daf (so as you see in my profile I study a daf a day- i.e. a folio feach day). One side of the folion is called an amud - in other words- 2a on its own where the daf references both 2a and 2b.

    In communities where Yiddish is commonly used- the term daf is replaced by blatt to refer to the entire folio.

    Source(s): Orthodox Jew
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  • 1 decade ago

    Blatt is the German word for a leaf. So here it's a page.

    He studied 2 pages of Talmud a day.

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