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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, Abbaye and Rava imagined their …

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North Korea fires artillery barrage on South

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North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells onto a South Korean island on Tuesday, killing one person, setting homes ablaze and triggering an exchange of fire as the South’s military went on top alert.

In what appeared to be one of the most serious border incidents since the 1950-53 war, South Korean troops fired back with cannon, the government convened in an underground war room and …

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South Post in Seoul, South Korea

Name:

South Post

Address1:

3702 Yongsan Military Reservation

Address2:

City:

Seoul

Location:

South Korea

Zipcode:

Type:

–Unknown–

Tel:

(031) 720-6688

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Website:

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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 Services, Shabbat Morning …

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Israel strikes Gaza after massive mortar barrage on south

Israel strikes Gaza after massive mortar barrage on south

Israel struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, after a barrage of over 50 mortars were fired into southern Israel earlier in the day.

The Israeli air strikes on Gaza wounded five Hamas security officers and a boy, Gaza medics said.

Two Israelis were wounded and a home was damaged by the mortars fired from Gaza earlier in the day. Saturday morning’s bombardment was the heaviest one launched by Gaza …

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Does the Talmud say that Gay Sex Causes Earthquakes?

… 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.

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Reimagining the Talmud

… 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 hippest downtown avant gardists. The Tosfos were a group of Talmudic commentators centered mostly in medieval Provence whose work of dense and brilliant legal exposition is compiled in the margins of the Talmud. As many a …

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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 – speaking to the text – …

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UN chief: Holocaust denial is intolerable

UN chief: Holocaust denial is intolerable

… intolerable, while attending a ceremony marking the upcoming International Holocaust Memorial Day in New York.

The ceremony, at Park East Synagogue in New York, was attended by representatives from countries including Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, Hungary and Italy.

Rabbi Arthur Schneier, who presided over the ceremony, called Ban a “mensch”, AFP reported on Saturday. Despite his recent criticism of Israel’s settlement building, the rabbi said Ban believes in

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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 in scroll form. He …

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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 freshman.

At first, I would sit in my …

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Women and Talmud Study

Women and Talmud Study

… 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 this theme often overlook an obvious question: how do men and women differ in Torah’s eyes, and what are their respec¬tive roles in G-d’s eternal scheme? Once this matter is understood, the differences in Torah study for men and women …

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History timeline of Jewish life in Poland

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1098

Information about the Jews in Poland has began to be publicize in Polish chronicles

1170

Warsaw Jews administered the Polish mint. Many coins had Hebrew inscriptions.

1203

Jews were granted freedom to have their own land in Galicia.

1264

The General Charter of Jewish Liberties known as the Statute of Kalisz was issued by the Duke of Greater Poland Boleslaus the Pious on September 8, 1264 in Kalisz. The …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… 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 the next available passage to Holland.

1654 Portugal recaptures Brazil and expels Jews and Protestants. While most Jews return to Holland, a boatload of …

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A Jazz Talmud

A Jazz Talmud

… 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 Russian upbringing and wraps it around his poetry, chews it up, and spits it out.

Read More: @ myjewishlearning.com

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

A History of the Jews in the Modern World

… ... There is no other book that attempts, as this one does, to recount the history of the Jews in modern times in all its geographical variation and breathtaking disparity.” – Washington Post Book World

“Magisterial... Sachar situates Jews on a global stage.... [He] relates an immensely complex story with precision and learning.” – New York Times Book Review

“[Sachar’s book features] an erudition that is confidently and casually displayed, a range of …

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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

… 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, The Greenwich Roundtable

Values, Prosperity, and the Talmud: Business Lessons From the Ancient Rabbis …

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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

… 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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. It’s clear. It’s accurate. It’s challenging. It’s authentic. * Every word of the text appears, vowelized and translated * …

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Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Daf Yomi 73 Volume Set

… 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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. It’s clear. It’s accurate. It’s challenging. It’s authentic. * Every word of the text appears, vowelized and translated * …

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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

… 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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. It’s clear. It’s accurate. It’s challenging. It’s authentic. * Every word of the text appears, vowelized and translated * …

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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

… 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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. It’s clear. It’s accurate. It’s challenging. It’s authentic. * Every word of the text appears, vowelized and translated * …

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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

… 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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. It’s clear. It’s accurate. It’s challenging. It’s authentic. * Every word of the text appears, vowelized and translated * …

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Temple Sinai in South Burlington, Vermont

Name:

Temple Sinai

Address1:

500 Swift Street

Address2:

City:

South Burlington

Location:

Vermont

Zipcode:

5403

Type:

Reform

Tel:

(802) 862-5125

Fax:

(802) 652-1073

Services:

Website:

http://www.templesinaivt.org/

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Chabad Lubavitch of South Texas in San Antonio, Texas

Name:

Chabad Lubavitch of South Texas

Address1:

14535 Blanco Road

Address2:

City:

San Antonio

Location:

Texas

Zipcode:

Type:

Chabad Lubavitch

Tel:

210-492-1085

Fax:

210-493-9460

Services:

Website:

http://www.netxpress.com/users/chabadsa/

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Synagogue of The Hills in Rapid City, South Dakota

… Address1:

417 North 40th Street

Address2:

City:

Rapid City

Location:

South Dakota

Zipcode:

57702

Type:

Reform

Tel:

605-348-0805

Fax:

Services:

Fri Evening Services, High Holidays

Website:

http://www.synagogueofthehills.org/

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Mount Zion Congregation in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

… Address1:

14th and Duluth Streets

Address2:

City:

Sioux Falls

Location:

South Dakota

Zipcode:

57101

Type:

Reform

Tel:

605-338-5454

Fax:

Services:

Website:

http://www.mtzioncongregation.com/

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Congregation B’nai Israel in Spartanburg, South Carolina

… Address1:

146 Heywood Avenue

Address2:

City:

Spartanburg

Location:

South Carolina

Zipcode:

29302

Type:

Reform

Tel:

864-582-2001

Fax:

864-582-0045

Services:

Website:

http://www.ourtemple.us/

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Temple Sinai in Sumter, South Carolina

… Address1:

11 – 13 Church Street

Address2:

City:

Sumter

Location:

South Carolina

Zipcode:

Type:

Reform

Tel:

Fax:

Services:

Website:

http://uahc.org/congs/sc/sc004/

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Congregation Bnai Isaac in Aberdeen, South Dakota

… Address1:

202 North Kline St

Address2:

City:

Aberdeen

Location:

South Dakota

Zipcode:

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-605-225-7360

Fax:

1-605-225-3363

Services:

Website:

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