Amud Yomi (Hebrew: עמוד יומי) "column [of the] day" or "daily page") is a daily regimen undertaken to study the Babylonian Talmud one amud each day. (Compare with Daf Yomi in which a daf consists of two amud's, one on each side of the page).
The idea for calendar-based learning of the Talmud began with Daf Yomi in 1923. Many people have found it difficult to keep up with the heavy load of two pages (or one daf) each day. In addition, the pace can be a little fast to delve too deeply into the material. As such, Amud Yomi was created as a way to study the Talmud at a slower pace.
With 2,711 dafim" (plural for daf) in the Talmud, there are over 5400 amuds. (It's not exactly twice the number of dafs, as some tractates will end on the front side of the page.) Most programs schedule some days for review or catch up, typically on Saturday and/or Sunday. As such, programs will cover between five to seven amuds a week. Depending on the schedule, the entire Talmud would be completed in this fashion after 15 to 21 years.
Other study cycles:
- Shnayim mikra ve-echad targum (Weekly Torah portion with Rashi) - weekly or daily study (1 year cycle)
- Daf Yomi (entire Talmud, both folios) - daily study (approx 7 year cycle)
- Mishneh Torah - daily study (2.5 or 5 year cycle)
- Mishnah Berurah Yomit - daily study (1 or 3 year cycle)
- Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yomi - daily study (1 year cycle)
- Halacha Yomit (Shulchan Aruch) - daily study (4 year cycle)
- Tanya - daily study (1 year cycle)
- Rambam - daily study (1 or 3 year cycle)
- DafYomi Advancement Forum - study sources and images of each page of the Babylonian Talmud
- dafyomi.org - more study resources
- Daf Yomi Review - Amud Yomi schedule generator
- rabbileff.net - Amud Yomi schedule of Rabbi Zev Leff
- amudyomi.blogspot.com - Amud Yomi schedule at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine