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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

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 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 …

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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

Reimagining the Talmud

… Provence whose work of dense and brilliant legal exposition is compiled in the margins of the Talmud. As many a teacher of Talmud might ask, “So, nu, what’s the connection?”

Read More: @ myjewishlearning.com

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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 – again.

I kept the …

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UN chief: Holocaust denial is intolerable

UN chief: Holocaust denial is intolerable

… 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 “compassionate diplomacy, diplomacy from the heart.”

Read More: @ haaretz.com

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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 discussed this in his paper,  “An Ancient Scroll Fragment …

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The Adin Steinsaltz Talmud and the Global Day of Learning

The Adin Steinsaltz Talmud and the Global Day of Learning

… 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 dorm room by myself and try to make sense of the Aramaic with the assistance of Steinsaltz’s translation. Then I began learning with my friend and first chavruta (study partner) PJ Cherrin in the …

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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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… yeshiva (yeshiva is an institute of learning where students study sacred texts, primarily the Talmud) in Lublin

1525-1572

Rabbi Moses Ben Israel Isserles lives in Krakow, where he founds a yeshiva and writes a commentary to the Shulchan Aruch (The Shulchan Aruch is a codification, or written manual, of Halacha (Jewish law), composed by Rabbi Yosef Karo in the 16th century)

1500s and early 1600s

Jewish social, cultural and economic life flourishes; population estimated at …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… later codifications of Rhode Island law.

1669 The founding fathers of the political body of South Carolina draft a constitution stating that Jews are welcome as settlers.

1674 A tax list in Boston includes the names of two Jews, the first indication of Jewish residents in the strictly Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1677 About 300 Jews from Barbados settle in Newport, Rhode Island which was founded by Jewish refugees from Brazil in 1655

1678 Newport Jews buy a cemetery but …

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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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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

A History of the Jews in the Modern World

… for Europe’s most tremulous minority.

When American slaves in the antebellum South gave vent to their emotions in folk songs, their lyrics alluded to green pastures, to golden slippers, to spirits of departed ancestors promenading in heaven, garbed in robes that invariably were white. The Jews, too, compensated for the humiliation and squalor of ghettoization by embellishing the charms and allurements of freedom and nature. Witness a modern traveler’s description …

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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

… 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

… 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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