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Flashback: a look into the reality of the Talmud.

What was the time of the Talmud really like? How were the experiences different? Join Shulie Mishkin and delve into the realia of the daf, based on the archaeology and nature of the land of Israel.

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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Never Say Die

By Shulie Mishkin / September 20, 2022 | 讻状讚 讘讗诇讜诇 转砖驻状讘

Closing off the seventh chapter of Ketubot, we have a wondrous story on daf 77 which has been retold and embellished many times (more on…

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All That Glitters

By Shulie Mishkin / September 13, 2022 | 讬状讝 讘讗诇讜诇 转砖驻状讘

Ketubot continues with obligations that husbands and wives owe each other. Among other restrictions, a husband cannot forbid his wife from 拽讬砖讜讟, adorning herself (Ketubot…

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A Small Town in the Galilee

By Shulie Mishkin / September 6, 2022 | 讬壮 讘讗诇讜诇 转砖驻状讘

The fifth chapter of Ketubot goes in a practical direction: what do a wife and husband owe each other in their relationship, how much money…

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Women’s Work

By Shulie Mishkin / August 30, 2022 | 讙壮 讘讗诇讜诇 转砖驻状讘

Can a woman have it all? Is a career woman a good wife and vice versa? Are we in first, second or third wave feminism?…

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Survival Handbook

By Shulie Mishkin / August 24, 2022 | 讻状讝 讘讗讘 转砖驻状讘

Imagine that your house is destroyed. You manage to rebuild, perhaps not as magnificently as your original home, but enough so that you can survive.…

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Gated Community

By Shulie Mishkin / August 16, 2022 | 讬状讟 讘讗讘 转砖驻状讘

The Gemara in Ketubot 45b brings a reference to the gates of the city as a place for punishment. What was the 聽function of the…

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Unchained Melody

By Shulie Mishkin / August 10, 2022 | 讬状讙 讘讗讘 转砖驻状讘

In discussing the status of various women, the Mishnah and Gemara on Ketubot 36 bring up the subject of captive women. The terrible tragedy of…

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Sin City

By Shulie Mishkin / August 2, 2022 | 讛壮 讘讗讘 转砖驻状讘

“Rabbi Yosei the priest and Rabbi Zekharya ben HaKatzav testified about a Jewish woman about whom witnesses testified that she was taken as security for…

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Father Knows Best

By Shulie Mishkin / July 28, 2022 | 讻状讟 讘转诪讜讝 转砖驻状讘

On Ketubot 23a we have a story about a father, a son and some daughters. The father and son appear frequently in the Gemara, the…

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Unsafe Spaces

By Shulie Mishkin / July 20, 2022 | 讻状讗 讘转诪讜讝 转砖驻状讘

At the end of a string of theoretical stories about women who may or may not have been with other men, the Mishnah brings a…

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