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!
- allonyoavLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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
- steiner1745Lv 71 decade ago
Blatt is the German word for a leaf. So here it's a page.
He studied 2 pages of Talmud a day.