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Talmud Film Footnote Wins Award at Cannes

Talmud Film Footnote Wins Award at Cannes

The world did not end last Saturday as one religious leader predicted. But surely there are signs that we are living in the messianic end of days, e.g., a funny film about Talmud professors at Hebrew University has won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Israel’s Cedar wins award at Cannes.

By Viva Sarah Press

Israeli film director Joseph Cedar clinched the best screenplay award …

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Is the Hullin Scroll the Oldest Talmud Manuscript Ever Recovered?

Is the Hullin Scroll the Oldest Talmud Manuscript Ever Recovered?

We were delighted in December, 2009 to hear Professor Shamma Friedman speak at a Talmud department seminar at JTS. He spoke about a controversial scholarly issue: whether Maimonides intended his Mishneh Torah to replace the Talmud.

This event reminded us of a Talmudic fact that Professor Friedman brought to light several years ago, i.e., that the Talmud was at an early time circulated …

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Is Israeli Writer-Director Joseph Cedar Jewish?

Is Israeli Writer-Director Joseph Cedar Jewish?

Yes, Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar is a Jew.

According to the LA Times, he is a Sabbath-observant Jew whose family made aliyah from New York City when he was a child.

Writing about how he had to wait until late Saturday night to interview Cedar, Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times Film Critic said,

It is somehow appropriate that Cedar’s Sabbath observance played a part in …

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Why Koreans study Talmud

Why Koreans study Talmud

Almost every house in South Korea has a translated Talmud. Moreover, the South Koreans have made the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish civil and religious law part of their school curriculum’s compulsory literature.But unlike Israel, even Korean mothers study it and read from it to their children.

Yes in a country if almost 49 million people who believe in …

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Talmud Study now Mandatory in South Korea

Talmud Study now Mandatory in South Korea

Close to 50 million people live in South Korea, and everyone learns Gemara (Talmud) in school. “We tried to understand why the Jews are geniuses, and we came to the conclusion that it is because they study Talmud,” said the Korean ambassador to Israel. And this is how “Rav Papa” became a more well known scholar in Korea than in Israel.

It is doubtful if the Amoraic scholars, …

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Does the Talmud say that Gay Sex Causes Earthquakes?

Last year we covered this nonsensical topic after the Haiti earthquakes. Here it is again.

Yes, the Talmud does say that gay sex causes earthquakes.

We mused, That must be some awesome gay sex.

But seriously, if one can get serious over this bizarre idea, some cockamamie rabbis were going around preaching that gay sex caused Haiti’s earthquakes.

Read More: @ tzvee.blogspot.com …

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Link to the Soncino Talmud in English Online at Halakhah.com

The Soncino Babylonian Talmud English translation is online – at a site that is not anti-Semitic or polemical.

Download the Talmud in English free at http://www.halakhah.com/

Contains the Sedarim (orders, or major divisions) and tractates (books) of the Babylonian Talmud, as translated and organized for publication by the Soncino Press in 1935 – 1948.

Read More: @ …

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Reimagining the Talmud

Reimagining the Talmud

Earlier this week, Aaron Roller, an editor of Mima’amakim, wrote about the Jewish Austin Powers and the Jewish poetry conspiracy.

I knew something exciting was afoot when an email from the poet Jake Marmer popped up in my inbox with the subject header, “Won’t you be my Tosafot?” Jake Marmer is a longtime editor with Mima’amakim who performs improvisatory jazz poetry with the …

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My Translation and Re-Publication of Bavli Hullin: Keeping My Siyyum Hadran Promise to the Talmud

My Translation and Re-Publication of Bavli Hullin: Keeping My Siyyum Hadran Promise to the Talmud

On April 1, 1973 in Rabbi Soloveitchik’s Talmud shiur at Yeshiva University we completed learning the first chapter of Talmud Bavli Tractate Hullin. The Rav gave a dvar Torah at the Siyyum . He explained the meaning of the recitation of the hadran alakh , the prayer that promised upon the completion of learning a Talmud chapter or Tractate that we would return to study you – …

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The Adin Steinsaltz Talmud and the Global Day of Learning

The Adin Steinsaltz Talmud and the Global Day of Learning

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In 1994, following the death of my maternal grandfather, David Gudes, I received his entire library of Jewish books. In his collection were all of the volumes of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s translation of the Talmud into English that had been published thus far. These beautiful light-yellow volumes prompted me to start learning Talmud as a college …

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Women and Talmud Study

Women and Talmud Study

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[Editors' Note: As a follow-up to a recent discussion, Rabbi Grossman sent us this article, which presents the oft-misunderstood theoretical framework underlying the traditional Orthodox perspective on women and Talmud study. It was originally published in Tradition magazine (Vol. 28:3) as part of a symposium on women’s education.]

Present-day discussions on …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

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1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4 th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants.

1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on …

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A Jazz Talmud

A Jazz Talmud

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Jake Marmer is the Gen-X Jewish Beat poet who never made it to the Beat Movement, born 40 years or so late and in the wrong country. While Jack Micheline (if you get our daily Jewniverse email, you know who he is) and Denise Levertov were first-generation Americans, embracing the almost-English of free-verse poems with the joy of native English speakers, Jake takes his …

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Eye Of The Storm

Yair Weinstock

Yair Weinstock has done it again. Israel’s master of suspense — author of the bestselling Blackout and The Gordian Knot — has woven another web of danger and suspense that is guaranteed to keep readers on the edges of their seats until they maneuver themselves through the last intrigue of this swashbuckler of a novel.

Eli Flamm is a yeshivah student with a bright …

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Values, Prosperity, and the Talmud: Business Lessons from the Ancient Rabbis

Values, Prosperity, and the Talmud: Business Lessons from the Ancient Rabbis

Larry Kahaner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

“Pound for pound, Values, Prosperity, and the Talmud: Business Lessons from the Ancient Rabbis delivers more wisdom and practical knowledge than a decade of working experience. Every corporate board should adopt the principles of this bible into an ethics pledge to be signed by their chief executives.”

–Stephen McMenamin

Chairman, …

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Ramban - Shemos/Exodus Vol. 1: Chapters 1-20

Ramban - Shemos/Exodus Vol. 1: Chapters 1-20

Publisher: Artscroll

The Torah with Ramban’s commentary translated, annotated, and elucidated

Now, you will be able to master this essential commentary to the Torah – thanks to the new ArtScroll Edition of Ramban

–Newly typeset text of the Torah text and translation

–Newly typeset Hebrew Rashi and Targum Onkelos text

–Newly typeset Ramban in Hebrew, complete with nikud, …

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Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Daf Yomi Size English (7″ x 10″) Hardcover

Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Daf Yomi Size English (7" x 10") Hardcover

Publisher: Artscroll Open the Schottenstein Edition and step into a “study hall without walls.” Feel the electricity, the excitement, the profundity, the beauty of the Talmudic experience! Let the Talmud open your eyes to the wonders of the Torah. Acclaimed by a broad spectrum of roshei yeshivah, scholars, and laymen around the world, this series lets you join the world of Abaye and Rava …

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Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Daf Yomi 73 Volume Set

Publisher: Artscroll Open the Schottenstein Edition and step into a “study hall without walls.” Feel the electricity, the excitement, the profundity, the beauty of the Talmudic experience! Let the Talmud open your eyes to the wonders of the Torah. Acclaimed by a broad spectrum of roshei yeshivah, scholars, and laymen around the world, this series lets you join the world of Abaye and Rava …

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Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - English Full-Size Hardcover - 73 Volume Set

Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - English Full-Size Hardcover - 73 Volume Set

Publisher: Artscroll Open the Schottenstein Edition and step into a “study hall without walls.” Feel the electricity, the excitement, the profundity, the beauty of the Talmudic experience! Let the Talmud open your eyes to the wonders of the Torah. Acclaimed by a broad spectrum of roshei yeshivah, scholars, and laymen around the world, this series lets you join the world of Abaye and Rava …

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Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Full-Size English (9″ x 12″) Hardcover

Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Full-Size English (9" x 12") Hardcover

Publisher: Artscroll Open the Schottenstein Edition and step into a “study hall without walls.” Feel the electricity, the excitement, the profundity, the beauty of the Talmudic experience! Let the Talmud open your eyes to the wonders of the Torah. Acclaimed by a broad spectrum of roshei yeshivah, scholars, and laymen around the world, this series lets you join the world of Abaye and Rava …

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Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Hebrew Edition (8.75 x 12″) Hardcover

Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Hebrew Edition (8.75 x 12") Hardcover

Publisher: Artscroll Open the Schottenstein Edition and step into a “study hall without walls.” Feel the electricity, the excitement, the profundity, the beauty of the Talmudic experience! Let the Talmud open your eyes to the wonders of the Torah. Acclaimed by a broad spectrum of roshei yeshivah, scholars, and laymen around the world, this series lets you join the world of Abaye and Rava …

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Queens Jewish Center/Talmud Torah in Forest Hills, New York

Name:

Queens Jewish Center/Talmud Torah

Address1:

66-05 108th Street

Address2:

(between 66th Ave & 66th Road)

City:

Forest Hills

Location:

New York

Zipcode:

11375

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

718-459-8432

Fax:

718-459-8495

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist …

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Talmud Torah of Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York

Name:

Talmud Torah of Flatbush

Address1:

1305-25 Coney Island Avenue

Address2:

City:

Brooklyn

Location:

New York

Zipcode:

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

718-377-2528

Fax:

718-377-4876

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

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Congregation Mount Sinai - Sherman Avenue Talmud Torah in Jersey City, New Jersey

Name:

Congregation Mount Sinai – Sherman Avenue Talmud Torah

Address1:

128 Sherman Avenue

Address2:

City:

Jersey City

Location:

New Jersey

Zipcode:

7307

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

(201) 659 – 4267

Fax:

Services:

Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

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Beth Sholom Congregation & Talmud Torah in Potomac, Maryland

Name:

Beth Sholom Congregation & Talmud Torah

Address1:

11825 Seven Locks Road

Address2:

City:

Potomac

Location:

Maryland

Zipcode:

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

301-279-7010

Fax:

301-279-5815

Services:

Website:

http://www.bethsholom.org/

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Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah of Olney in Olney, Maryland

Name:

Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah of Olney

Address1:

18320 Georgia Avenue

Address2:

City:

Olney

Location:

Maryland

Zipcode:

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

301-570-8663

Fax:

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays

Website:

http://www.osttolney.org/

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Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Congregation - The National Synagogue in Washington, District of Columbia

Name:

Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Congregation – The National Synagogue

Address1:

1600 Jonquil St. NW

Address2:

(Near 16th Street NW, South of Kalmia Road NW)

City:

Washington

Location:

District of Columbia

Zipcode:

20012

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

1-202-882-7225

Fax:

1-202-882-0804

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening …

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Talmud Tora Alfonso Helfon in Mexico City, Mexico

Name:

Talmud Tora Alfonso Helfon

Address1:

Fuente De Templanza #11

Address2:

Tecamachalco

City:

Mexico City

Location:

Mexico

Zipcode:

Type:

ORTHODOX

Tel:

Fax:

Services:

Website:

http://www.ou.org/network/shuls/5mex.html

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Talmud Torah Beth Jacob Synagogue in MANITOBA, Canada

Name:

Talmud Torah Beth Jacob Synagogue

Address1:

1525 Main Street

Address2:

Winnipeg

City:

MANITOBA

Location:

Canada

Zipcode:

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

(204) 589-3059

Fax:

(204) 589-0802

Services:

Website:

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Elwood Talmud Torah Congregation in Melbourne, Australia

Name:

Elwood Talmud Torah Congregation

Address1:

39 Dickens Street

Address2:

Elwood

City:

Melbourne

Location:

Australia

Zipcode:

3184

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

613 9531 1547

Fax:

613 9531 6063

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

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