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Shulie Mishkin

Shulie Mishkin made Aliyah from New York with a Master's degree in Jewish History from Columbia University. After completing the Ministry of Tourism guide course in 1997, she began guiding professionally and has since taught and guided all ages, from toddlers to retirees. Her tours provide a complete picture of the land of Israel and Jewish heritage, with a strong reliance on sources ranging from the Bible to 19th century travelers' reports. Alongside her regular guide work, she teaches "tour and text" courses in the Jerusalem institutions of Pardes and Matan as wel as the Women's Bet Midrash in Efrat and provides tours for special needs students in the 鈥淒arkaynu鈥 program. Shulie lives in Alon Shvut with her husband Jonathan and their five kids.

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Species Story

By Shulie Mishkin / September 26, 2023 | 讬状讗 讘转砖专讬 转砖驻状讚

While today most people get married using a ring, the Mishnah and the Gemara offer us some more creative options: 鈥淢ISHNA: In the case of…

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Lover of Zion

By Shulie Mishkin / September 18, 2023 | 讙壮 讘转砖专讬 转砖驻状讚

If you keep kosher and live in the Diaspora, especially in an area without many observant Jews, coming to Israel is a big thrill. Suddenly…

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Keeping the Kippah

By Shulie Mishkin / September 12, 2023 | 讻状讜 讘讗诇讜诇 转砖驻状讙

A cluster of references to men鈥檚 head coverings in our pages this week led me to explore this issue and how it was viewed in…

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How Do You Know If There is an Elephant in Your Gemara?

By Shulie Mishkin / September 4, 2023 | 讬状讞 讘讗诇讜诇 转砖驻状讙

Do you remember the elephant jokes we told when we were little? It is not a joke that there are elephants all over the Gemara.…

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The Market and the Orchard

By Shulie Mishkin / August 31, 2023 | 讬状讚 讘讗诇讜诇 转砖驻状讙

鈥淎baye said: Behold I am like Ben Azzai, [who would regularly expound on the Torah] in the markets of Tiberias.鈥 (Kiddushin 20a) Ben Azzai鈥檚 intellectual…

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Silver Standard

By Shulie Mishkin / August 22, 2023 | 讛壮 讘讗诇讜诇 转砖驻状讙

Last time we looked into the various values of coins that are mentioned in the first Mishnah in Kiddushin. The coin denominations derive largely from…

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Coin of the Realm

By Shulie Mishkin / August 15, 2023 | 讻状讞 讘讗讘 转砖驻状讙

Welcome to Kiddushin! Our new masechet begins with a discussion of how transactions are executed. The first chapter is largely about 拽谞讬谉, purchase, and how…

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All Tied Up

By Shulie Mishkin / August 7, 2023 | 讻壮 讘讗讘 转砖驻状讙

We are reaching the end of Masechet Gittin, so naturally the Gemara is finally getting around to talking about the actual manuscript of the get.…

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Twin Cities

By Shulie Mishkin / July 31, 2023 | 讬状讙 讘讗讘 转砖驻状讙

Have you heard of the twin cities? No, not Minneapolis and St. Paul but Tiberias and Zippori. The two are close to each other and…

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A Difficult Death

By Shulie Mishkin / July 24, 2023 | 讜壮 讘讗讘 转砖驻状讙

In a horrific scenario where a man has been condemned to die or is terribly ill, he still thinks about his wife and does not…

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