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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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Pearls of Wisdom

By Shulie Mishkin / June 8, 2022 | 讟壮 讘住讬讜谉 转砖驻状讘

Twice in a few pages the Gemara uses expressions that connect two seemingly disparate items, a pottery shard and a gem. On daf 92 Rabbi…

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Singers and Shleppers

By Shulie Mishkin / May 31, 2022 | 讗壮 讘住讬讜谉 转砖驻状讘

On our daf (Yevamot 86b) we learn that the Levites, who are supposed to receive the ma鈥檃ser, the ten percent tithe on produce, lost that…

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Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

By Shulie Mishkin / May 23, 2022 | 讻状讘 讘讗讬讬专 转砖驻状讘

After mentioning the mysterious Netinim (translated as Givonim) a few times in Masechet Yevamot, on pages 78 and 79 we finally get to the core…

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Keeping the Faith

By Shulie Mishkin / May 17, 2022 | 讟状讝 讘讗讬讬专 转砖驻状讘

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Ask Your Local Rabbi

By Shulie Mishkin / May 10, 2022 | 讟壮 讘讗讬讬专 转砖驻状讘

On Yevamot 64b we hear a story that took place in the synagogue of Maon, 讻谞讬砖转讗 讚诪注讜谉. Rabbi Yochanan is asked a question about a…

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Paradoxical Priest

By Shulie Mishkin / May 3, 2022 | 讘壮 讘讗讬讬专 转砖驻状讘

“MISHNA: If a priest betrothed a widow and was subsequently appointed to be High Priest, he may marry her. And there was an incident with…

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Take a Letter

By Shulie Mishkin / April 28, 2022 | 讻状讝 讘谞讬住谉 转砖驻状讘

鈥淩ami bar 岣ma said: They said that if one said to a scribe [lavlar]: Write a bill of divorce for my betrothed now, such that…

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To Rav With Love

By Shulie Mishkin / April 19, 2022 | 讬状讞 讘谞讬住谉 转砖驻状讘

It is practically impossible to learn Gemara and not encounter Rav, the great Babylonian sage. He is often in the company of his colleague Shmuel,…

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Good Samaritans?

By Shulie Mishkin / April 12, 2022 | 讬状讗 讘谞讬住谉 转砖驻状讘

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To Dust You Shall Return

By Shulie Mishkin / April 7, 2022 | 讜壮 讘谞讬住谉 转砖驻状讘

Proper burial is a very significant idea in Judaism. We go to great lengths to ensure that the body is treated in a dignified manner…

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