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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.

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By Shulie Mishkin / May 5, 2020 | י״א באייר תש״פ

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By Shulie Mishkin / April 14, 2020 | כ׳ בניסן תש״פ

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By Shulie Mishkin / March 22, 2020 | כ״ו באדר תש״פ

Shabbat 15-16 People Who Live in Glass Houses These pages contain a discussion about at which historical point glass vessels were considered capable of becoming…

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Shabbat 6 What Does Your Neighborhood Look Like?

By Shulie Mishkin / March 12, 2020 | ט״ז באדר תש״פ

Masechet Shabbat has begun and with it a whole slew of new and complex concepts. We are talking about the reshuyot, the different areas where…

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Seeing is believing: Sukkah 51

By Shulie Mishkin / March 26, 2014 | כ״ד באדר ב׳ תשע״ד

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A Queenly Sukkah – Sukkah 2

By Shulie Mishkin / February 7, 2014 | ז׳ באדר א׳ תשע״ד

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