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

Shulie Mishkin is now doing virtual tours online. Check out the options at https://www.shuliemishkintours.com/virtual-tours

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Testing Boundaries

By Shulie Mishkin / September 27, 2020 | ט׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

The issue of techumin, one’s permitted amount of space on Shabbat, would not seem to be too connected to  Yom Kippur and repentance, unless you…

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Eli’s Coming

By Shulie Mishkin / September 21, 2020 | ג׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

In today’s daf we have a strange and interesting conversation about Elijah the Prophet. Ostensibly about whether one can travel outside the Shabbat limits by…

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Rabbis on the Road

By Shulie Mishkin / September 14, 2020 | כ״ה באלול תש״פ

If a Sage comes from the east and he is spending Shabbat beyond the boundaries of my town, my eiruv is in the east, so…

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Priestly Blessing

By Shulie Mishkin / September 7, 2020 | י״ח באלול תש״פ

MISHNA: . . .priests may establish an eruv with ḥalla. . . The Mishnah in Eruvin 31a lists various items that one might have thought…

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Living Waters

By Shulie Mishkin / August 31, 2020 | י״א באלול תש״פ

It’s all about water this week. How we lead our animals to water on Shabbat (whether or not we can get them to drink) and…

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Write This Down

By Shulie Mishkin / August 24, 2020 | ד׳ באלול תש״פ

MISHNA: One may construct side posts from anything, even a living creature, and Rabbi Meir prohibits . . . one may write women’s bills of…

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The Mysterious Case of Too Many Rav Kahanas

By Shulie Mishkin / August 17, 2020 | כ״ז באב תש״פ

Let’s take a short break from streets, walls, doorways and courtyards. On daf 8b of Eruvin we have a strange statement: Rav Kahana bar Taḥalifa…

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On the Street Where You Live

By Shulie Mishkin / August 10, 2020 | כ׳ באב תש״פ

Welcome to the wonderful world of Eruvin! For the next three months, architects, engineers and urban planners will be very happy. The spatially challenged among…

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Kilroy Was Here

By Shulie Mishkin / August 2, 2020 | י״ב באב תש״פ

As a child of the seventies in New York, I have a hard time with so called street art. When I was growing up it…

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How Many Babylonians Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb? Or הני בבלאי טפשאי

By Shulie Mishkin / July 27, 2020 | ו׳ באב תש״פ

https://pixabay.com/ On daf 145b we have a strange story that is told apropos different food customs in Eretz Yisrael and Babylonia. After telling us that…

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