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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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Recent Posts

Second Chances

By Shulie Mishkin / February 8, 2021 | כ״ו בשבט תשפ״א

The Mishnah on daf 79 talks about a fascinating situation. If most of the community is ritually impure, the Passover sacrifice can be brought in…

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A Real Sacrifice

By Shulie Mishkin / February 2, 2021 | כ׳ בשבט תשפ״א

With the seventh chapter of Pesachim we finally hear about cooking the Passover sacrifice itself – we are getting closer to dinnertime! The conversations about…

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The Lost Generation

By Shulie Mishkin / January 26, 2021 | י״ג בשבט תשפ״א

Our Gemara begins with a most puzzling story. Erev Pesach fell out on Shabbat one year and the scholars of Jerusalem, the sons of Beteira,…

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In a Lod State of Mind

By Shulie Mishkin / January 20, 2021 | ז׳ בשבט תשפ״א

A side story on today’s daf seems to have a negative view of the city of Lod. The Gemara reports a conversation between Rabbi Simlai…

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A Date With Destiny

By Shulie Mishkin / January 12, 2021 | כ״ח בטבת תשפ״א

The fourth chapter of Pesachim takes us on a slight tangent from Pesach to the world of minhag, customs. Minhag is an enormous and fascinating…

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I Would Walk 500 Miles

By Shulie Mishkin / January 5, 2021 | כ״א בטבת תשפ״א

On daf 46 the Mishnah introduces us the concept of בצק חרש, “deaf” or unresponsive dough. There does not seem to be a time limit…

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The Bitter End

By Shulie Mishkin / December 29, 2020 | י״ד בטבת תשפ״א

And just like that, we are ready to dive into the botanical world and learn all about maror. Not your Bubbe’s maror, the beloved (or…

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Living on the Edge

By Shulie Mishkin / December 23, 2020 | ח׳ בטבת תשפ״א

The Mishnah on daf 35 lists the five acceptable grains that can be used to make matza. We have discussed these previously (see The Staff…

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Can You Steal a Smell?

By Shulie Mishkin / December 15, 2020 | כ״ט בכסלו תשפ״א

Just in time for Chanukah, this daf addresses many Temple related issues. The overarching question is what is considered meilah, making improper use of objects…

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Great Shall Be the Glory of the Later House

By Shulie Mishkin / December 7, 2020 | כ״א בכסלו תשפ״א

In order to prove a point about impurity, the Gemara on pages 16 and 17 brings in some verses from Haggai the prophet, questioning the…

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