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Julie Mendelsohn

How Cloth is Made–the Ancient Way

The rabbis in the Gemara had a lot of familiarity...
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Shabbat 26: Don’t Let Your Daughter-in-Law Catch on Fire

Back to oils for Shabbat candles - don't use the...
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Shabbat 25: Who Is Rich? Those Who Have Indoor Plumbing

Some basic terms of what invalidates kodshim - the sanctified...
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Shabbat 24: Ambivalence about the Sages’ Ambivalence about Chanukah

The influence of Chanukah: should it be mentioned in Birkat...
Women's Daf Yomi of Alon Shvut

Shabbat 23- Lighting for Chanukah and Shabbat Lighting for Chanukah and Shabbat. Concerns regarding people being...
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Shabbat 23: Like It or Not, People Gossip

Blessing the "commandment" of Chanukah. Lighting at every entrance to...
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Shabbat 22: Repurposing Chanukah Candles? Nope

Chanukah is still underway, but we can wax philosophical here,...
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Shabbat 21: There’s No Masekhet Chanukah

It's the Chanukah section of the Talmud. That's all that...
Rina Basser

History Matters- Cutim

Cutim (called Samaritans today) This group was mentioned, currently on...
daf yomi One week at a time (1)

Daf Yomi: One week at a Time -Shabbat 12-18   This week we will learn key...
Women's Daf Yomi of Alon Shvut

Alon Shvut Women’s Daf Yomi- Shabbat 20 With Rabbanit Dr. Tamara Spitz
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Shabbat 20: Does My Toast Have Crunch?

What does it mean for something to be cooked? How...
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