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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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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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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

Fax:

Services:

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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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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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History timeline of Jewish life in Poland

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… Shalom Shachna founds Poland’s first 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 …

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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 History of the Jews in the Modern World

A History of the Jews in the Modern World

… Reinharz, President, Brandeis University

“This is the work of a lifetime, a magisterial study….a book that all future histories of modern Jewry will be judged by.” –Jonathan Sarna, Chairman, School of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Brandeis University

EXCERPT

The Jew as Non-European

A Tremulous Minority In the eighteenth century, a majestic silhouette of battlements and spires greeted the traveler who made his way down the valley of the lower Main River. It was …

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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

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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. …

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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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. …

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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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. …

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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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. …

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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 without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity. …

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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 …

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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.

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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

… 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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ADL lauds German scholar for study on anti-Semitism

ADL lauds German scholar for study on anti-Semitism

Dr. Matthias Küntzel, a Hamburg-based author and political scientist who is currently a research associate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was honored last week by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League for his work exposing the interplay between Nazi ideology and modern Iranian anti-Semitism.

“In his writing on the anti- Semitism of the Iranian regime, which he terms 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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Should Adult Orthodox Men Work or Study Torah?

Should Adult Orthodox Men Work or Study Torah?

… culture deems it worthy that adult men (now 60% of them) sit in Yeshivas and (ostensibly) study Torah, which they deem to be a spiritually productive occupation.

The Haredis believe that the study of Torah contributes to the welfare of the Jewish people and sustains the world in mystical ways.

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PA endorses ‘study’ claiming Jews have no claim to Kotel

PA endorses 'study' claiming Jews have no claim to Kotel

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The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday officially endorsed a “study” that claims that Jews have no claims to the Western Wall.

The PA’s Ministry of Information posted the findings of the “study” on its official Web site and the findings of the “study” were first published in The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s spokesman Mark Regev called on the Palestinian leadership to publicly disassociate itself from …

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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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A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life

A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life

… extensively on Medicine, Women’s Health and Jewish Law at numerous institutions for advanced study, including Nishmat, Michlelet Herzog (in Alon Shvut) and Machon Schlesinger (at Sha’are Zedek Hospital). Deena also directs the Nishmat Women’s On Line Information Center — websites dedicated to Women’s Health and Halacha — for the general public and for health care providers. She lives in Israel with her husband Rabbi Sammy Zimmerman, and their five children. …

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A Code of Jewish Ethics: Volume 1 : You Shall Be Holy

A Code of Jewish Ethics: Volume 1 : You Shall Be Holy

… central role in Judaism, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin offers hundreds of examples from the Torah, the Talmud, rabbinic commentaries, and contemporary stories to illustrate how ethical teachings can affect our daily behavior. The subjects dealt with are ones we all encounter. They include judging other people fairly; knowing when forgiveness is obligatory, optional, or forbidden; balancing humility and self-esteem; avoiding speech that shames others; restraining our impulses of envy, hatred, and …

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The Zionist Ideology (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series)

Gideon Shimoni

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

The definitive study of the origins and evolution of Jewish nationalist ideology.

Winner of the Arnold Wiznitzer Prize, Hebrew University.

This superb and highly nuanced study traces the development and ramifications of the ideology of Zionism from its roots in Europe to its full flowering in the establishment of the State of Israel. Gideon Shimoni begins by outlining the social origins of Zionism, …

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Jewish Magic and Superstition: A Study in Folk Religion

Jewish Magic and Superstition: A Study in Folk Religion

… and the interpretation of dreams. First published more than sixty years ago, Trachtenberg’s study remains the foundational scholarship on magical practices in the Jewish world and offers an understanding of folk beliefs and practices that expressed most eloquently the everyday religion of the Jewish people.

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