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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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A New Day

By Shulie Mishkin / April 12, 2021 | ל׳ בניסן תשפ״א

Today we start Masechet Yoma, a tractate that we will only finish in the summer. While not the same perfect timing as finishing Pesachim a…

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Up the Down Staircase

By Shulie Mishkin / April 6, 2021 | כ״ד בניסן תשפ״א

What a beautiful mishna to finish our posts of Shekalim with! The mishna at the beginning of the eighth chapter tells us that if we…

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Limited Time Only: Wine and Oil For Your Sacrifice!

By Shulie Mishkin / April 4, 2021 | כ״ב בניסן תשפ״א

It’s always exciting when an archaeological find fits in with history and literary sources, completing a familiar narrative. The find below could actually work with…

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Coin of the Realm

By Shulie Mishkin / March 30, 2021 | י״ז בניסן תשפ״א

Now that we are a week into the complexities of Masechet Shekalim, it is time to take a look at donations, money and coins in…

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A Tale of Two Talmuds

By Shulie Mishkin / March 22, 2021 | ט׳ בניסן תשפ״א

Welcome to Shekalim! Shekalim is unusual among the tractates we are learning because the Gemara part is the Talmud Yerushalmi, not the Bavli we have…

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What Have We Lost?

By Shulie Mishkin / March 16, 2021 | ג׳ בניסן תשפ״א

The date is Nisan 71 CE. You are one of the lucky survivors of the Great Revolt and the horrific destruction that came in its…

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Lean on Me

By Shulie Mishkin / March 9, 2021 | כ״ה באדר תשפ״א

On today’s daf we return to the Mishnah’s statement that even a poor person should recline at the Seder. The discussion then continues and asks…

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A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White

By Shulie Mishkin / March 2, 2021 | י״ח באדר תשפ״א

We have finally begun the long awaited tenth chapter of Pesachim. After learning about all the ways one could licitly and illicitly own hametz, how…

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When Israel Was In Egypt’s Land

By Shulie Mishkin / February 23, 2021 | י״א באדר תשפ״א

The Mishnah on our daf elaborates on the differences between Pesach Mitzraim and Pesach Dorot, the first Passover that was kept in Egypt and the…

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By the Rivers of Babylon

By Shulie Mishkin / February 15, 2021 | ג׳ באדר תשפ״א

“The Holy One, Blessed be He, knows the Jewish people, who are unable to withstand the harsh decrees of the Romans. Therefore, He exiled them…

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