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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 โ€œDarkaynuโ€ program. Shulie lives in Alon Shvut with her husband Jonathan and their five kids.

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Till Death Do Us Part

By Shulie Mishkin / January 18, 2022 | ื˜ืดื– ื‘ืฉื‘ื˜ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Deep in the middle of our chol hamoed work conversations, we get a small hint of what the last third of Masechet Moed Katan is…

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A World Built, Destroyed and Rebuilt

By Shulie Mishkin / January 10, 2022 | ื—ืณ ื‘ืฉื‘ื˜ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

In the second half of Masechet Megillah we segue from Purim to Torah readings and synagogues. We learn about the proper way to behave in…

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You Say Tomayto and I Say Tomahto

By Shulie Mishkin / January 4, 2022 | ื‘ืณ ื‘ืฉื‘ื˜ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

In a statement that would not pass muster in todayโ€™s politically correct world, the Gemara on Megillah 24 invalidates an entire population from giving the…

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Greek Chorus

By Shulie Mishkin / December 28, 2021 | ื›ืดื“ ื‘ื˜ื‘ืช ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Is Hebrew the only language of the Jewish people? Throughout history, Hebrew remained the language of prayer and study, as well as an effective means…

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A Place for Us

By Shulie Mishkin / December 21, 2021 | ื™ืดื– ื‘ื˜ื‘ืช ืชืฉืคืดื‘

The Gemara is often focused on glorifying the Temple in Jerusalem and making it central to Jewish life even after its destruction. However, the rabbis…

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And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

By Shulie Mishkin / December 14, 2021 | ื™ืณ ื‘ื˜ื‘ืช ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Welcome to Masechet Megillah! The first part of the tractate is all about reading Megillat Esther on Purim and so we will be in a…

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All You Need is Love

By Shulie Mishkin / December 9, 2021 | ื”ืณ ื‘ื˜ื‘ืช ืชืฉืคืดื‘

The fasts, famines and general tribulations of Masechet Taanit end on a happy note as the final Mishnah discusses two holiday celebrations, one on Yom…

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Circle Game

By Shulie Mishkin / November 30, 2021 | ื›ืดื• ื‘ื›ืกืœื• ืชืฉืคืดื‘

What if all the fasts and prayers we have been discussing until now do not work? In the beginning of our tractate we learned from…

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Calling Out Around the World

By Shulie Mishkin / November 23, 2021 | ื™ืดื˜ ื‘ื›ืกืœื• ืชืฉืคืดื‘

As we begin the second chapter of Taanit, we start to get into the specifics of the public fast. The fasts discussed here are days…

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flashback here comes the rain

Here Comes the Rain Again

By Shulie Mishkin / November 15, 2021 | ื™ืดื ื‘ื›ืกืœื• ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Rain, rain go away, come again another day. That ditty from childhood is much less resonant in Israel where we are always worried about if…

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