Since August 2012, I have been participating in the worldwide, daily study of the Talmud, known as the Daf Yomi (Daily Page). Started in the 1920s in Europe by Rabbi Meir Shapiro, it is a program where all around the world, every single day of the year, every participant learns the same page of Talmud. If followed faithfully, a person can make it through the entire Babylonian Talmud (the most important Jewish literary work after the Bible, with over 2,700 double-sided pages), in a bit under seven-and-a-half years (!). Needless to say, it takes a tremendous amount of self-discipline. I hope that I can keep up with it. I have fallen behind several times, and still need to make up some pages from a few past volumes (known as "tractates"), but I have basically kept up with the program.
Throughout my study, I have kept a color-coded system in my Talmud: red flags for editing mistakes (I am using the new and excellent Koren Publications edition of the Steinsaltz Talmud; publication is ongoing, following the Daf Yomi schedule), yellow, blue, or purple flags (whatever I have lying around) for general, interesting points, and green flags for guiding points. It is on these guiding points which WalkingDaf posts will be based. After presenting the Talmud's statement, I will present a collection of pictures, videos, maps, and diagrams to better illustrate what the Talmud is discussing. In this way, I hope that the Talmud will be exciting and practical for many people.