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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 “Darkaynu” program. Shulie lives in Alon Shvut with her husband Jonathan and their five kids.

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Shabbat : A Sanctuary Through Time

By Shulie Mishkin / July 7, 2020 | ט״ו בתמוז תש״פ

Our daf today ( Shabbat 123) discusses a situation where the halacha changed over time. At first many items were considered not allowed to be…

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A Fiery Debate

By Shulie Mishkin / June 29, 2020 | ז׳ בתמוז תש״פ

Shabbat 116 Our chapter deals with what one is allowed to save from a fire on Shabbat. The idea is that because carrying is prohibited,…

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What’s Up, Doc?

By Shulie Mishkin / June 23, 2020 | א׳ בתמוז תש״פ

This week’s learning is largely focused on health and medicine – what is medicinal and therefore forbidden on Shabbat as opposed to foods and practices…

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The Writing On the Wall

By Shulie Mishkin / June 16, 2020 | כ״ד בסיון תש״פ

This week we begin looking at the melacha of kotev, writing. The Mishnah on daf 103 explains how much one has to write in order…

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The Sweet Smell of Apharsemon

By Shulie Mishkin / May 7, 2020 | י״ג באייר תש״פ

There are many references in the Gemara to apharsemon. We learn that one of the things that a woman cannot carry on Shabbat is a…

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If the Shoe Fits . . .

By Shulie Mishkin / May 5, 2020 | י״א באייר תש״פ

Shabbat 60 In the Mishnah’s list of forbidden items for a man on Shabbat is the סנדל מסומר, a nailed sandal. The Gemara explains that…

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What’s Cookin’?

By Shulie Mishkin / April 14, 2020 | כ׳ בניסן תש״פ

Shabbat 38 What did our ancestors’ kitchens look like? What are all these terms thrown around in Shabbat and in Menachot: tanur תנור, kirah כירה,…

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What’s Cookin’?

By Shulie Mishkin / April 14, 2020 | כ׳ בניסן תש״פ

What’s Cookin’? Shabbat 38 What did our ancestors’ kitchens look like? What are all these terms thrown around in Shabbat and in Menachot: tanur תנור, kirah כירה,…

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People Who Live in Glass Houses

By Shulie Mishkin / March 22, 2020 | כ״ו באדר תש״פ

Shabbat 15-16 People Who Live in Glass Houses These pages contain a discussion about at which historical point glass vessels were considered capable of becoming…

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Shabbat 6 What Does Your Neighborhood Look Like?

By Shulie Mishkin / March 12, 2020 | ט״ז באדר תש״פ

Masechet Shabbat has begun and with it a whole slew of new and complex concepts. We are talking about the reshuyot, the different areas where…

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