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September 20, 2021 | י״ד בתשרי תשפ״ב | TODAY'S DAF: Beitzah 21 - First Day of Sukkot, September 21


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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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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Time is Flowing Like a River

By Shulie Mishkin / December 1, 2020 | ט״ו בכסלו תשפ״א

Mishnah Pesachim 1:4-5 ”Rabbi Meir says: one may eat [chametz] the whole of the five [hours] and must burn [it] at the beginning of the…

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Start Up Nation

By Shulie Mishkin / November 23, 2020 | ז׳ בכסלו תשפ״א

One of the odd side effects of this pandemic has been an incredible interest in baking. Not just regular chocolate chip cookies though, but bread,…

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Key to Your Heart

By Shulie Mishkin / November 17, 2020 | א׳ בכסלו תשפ״א

The last chapter of a tractate often includes a roundup of all sorts of miscellaneous ideas. For my last post in Eruvin I am also…

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As a Sign on Your Hand

By Shulie Mishkin / November 11, 2020 | כ״ד במרחשון תשפ״א

The final chapter of Eruvin rounds up all sorts of interesting little pieces about carrying. It starts with a question that reveals more about what…

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The Traveling Ark

By Shulie Mishkin / November 2, 2020 | ט״ו במרחשון תשפ״א

“That incident, which occurred in Tzippori, when they relied on suspended partitions on land for Shabbat, on whose authority was it performed? It was done…

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The Staff of Life

By Shulie Mishkin / October 27, 2020 | ט׳ במרחשון תשפ״א

Eruvin 81 talks about what food you can use to make an eiruv. In essence, all food is acceptable but Rabbi Yehoshua emphasizes bread, and especially…

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