Miscellaneous | Judaism

21 Talmud Facts Every Jew Should Know

The bulk of the Talmudic texts contain analysis of Biblical verses and Torah law, but it’s interspersed with everything from medical advice to stories, from folk sayings to fabric dying tips.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism's Stance on Gender Is Clear, Despite Attempts To Rewrite Torah

Judaism teaches that G-d Created male and female so that they might partner with Him in creating a next generation.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How I Made it Through the Talmud - Chabad

It took over eight years, but I complelted all 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Is Midrash for Real? - Part 1 in a series on the truth behind Talmudic tales

Torah, like any wisdom, has departments. You can’t study literature the same way you study biology, and you can’t critique poetry as you would journalism. So too, you can’t study one department of Torah the same as you study another.

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UNPACKED – The Scholarly Debates of the Talmud

UNPACKED – The Scholarly Debates of the Talmud Tens of thousands of people around the world study the Talmud, a seemingly endless Aramaic encyclopedia packed with hard-to-read and even harder-to-understand text. But what exactly is this millenia-old

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UNPACKED - Watch How A Christian Printer Transformed the Jewish Talmud

UNPACKED – Watch How A Christian Printer Transformed the Jewish Talmud   The layout of the Talmud, one of the most important Jewish texts, has remained virtually unchanged since its earliest days in print. This layout reveals a compelling look

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Jewish World Mourns Passing of Renowned Talmudic Scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

The late Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. Photo: steinsaltz-center.org. The Jewish world was in mourning on Friday following the death of Rabbi …

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz passes away at age 83 - Inside Israel

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, an Israel Prize laureate best known for his translation of the Babylonian Talmud, has passed away, at the age of 83.

Politics | Media Bias

NYT's Headline Deemed Too Jew-Friendly for UK News Site | HonestReporting

Why did The Independent feel the need to change a perfectly fine New York Times headline?

History | Culture

Divorce Court: Talmud. Adam Kirsch's Weekly Daf Yomi Column Settles Scores

Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world. Tractate Ketubot has ranged widely over many aspects of the laws of marriage, in the process revealing some of the rabbis’ key assumptions about gender rela