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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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Private Collection

By Shulie Mishkin / December 5, 2023 | 讻状讘 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讚

What do you do when you want to prove a point? You bring in an authority that supports your opinion. On daf 35 of Bava…

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A Kad By Any Other Name

By Shulie Mishkin / November 28, 2023 | 讟状讜 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讚

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who was 鈥渁ll over the place,鈥 jumping from one subject to another? In elegant Hebrew that is…

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Puppy Love

By Shulie Mishkin / November 21, 2023 | 讞壮 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讚

Are you a dog person? In today鈥檚 world, where most of us are not farmers or shepherds, dogs are mostly kept as pets. But in…

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Snakes in the Grass

By Shulie Mishkin / November 13, 2023 | 讻状讟 讘诪专讞砖讜讜谉 转砖驻状讚

After discussing the damage that might come from an ox, the Mishnah turns to more exotic pets: 鈥淭he wolf; the lion; the bear; the leopard;…

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A Threefold Cord

By Shulie Mishkin / November 6, 2023 | 讻状讘 讘诪专讞砖讜讜谉 转砖驻状讚

Welcome to Bava Kamma! Even those who are not so familiar with Gemara may know that there are four 鈥渁vot nezikin,鈥 categories of damage. But…

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Help Wanted

By Shulie Mishkin / October 31, 2023 | 讟状讝 讘诪专讞砖讜讜谉 转砖驻状讚

As we reach the end of Masechet Kiddushin,we suddenly veer from issues of marriage, family and lineage to questions about careers. The long final Mishnah…

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Lost and Found

By Shulie Mishkin / October 24, 2023 | 讟壮 讘诪专讞砖讜讜谉 转砖驻状讚

Family history and lineage are prominently featured in this final chapter of Kiddushin. In the attempts to clarify where is Babylonia and which communities are…

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Crowns and Kings

By Shulie Mishkin / October 17, 2023 | 讘壮 讘诪专讞砖讜讜谉 转砖驻状讚

A curious story catches our attention on daf 66 of Kiddushin. King Yannai, victorious in battle, calls the Sages to dine with him. While they…

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Band of Brothers

By Shulie Mishkin / October 10, 2023 | 讻状讛 讘转砖专讬 转砖驻状讚

鈥淩abbi Meir says: Any condition that is not like the condition of the children of Gad and the children of Reuben is not a valid…

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A Pair of Sages

By Shulie Mishkin / October 3, 2023 | 讬状讞 讘转砖专讬 转砖驻状讚

鈥淎nd the halakha is in accordance with Abaye [when he has a dispute with Rava] with regard to six halakhot, [as represented by the mnemonic]…

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