Tweeting the Talmud – The Atlantic

| January 5, 2020

By the age of 46, however, I wanted to see the Talmuds breadth.

The wrong way to study the Talmud – Haaretz

| January 5, 2020

Tens of thousands of Jews in Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide will have something to celebrate this Shabbat: the completion of the latest daf yomi (daily page) cycle, during which the Talmud is read, one double page a day, over the course of seven-and-a-half years. The hype around the supposed intellectual achievement of reading through a work of 2,711 pages proves that the daf yomi has become a brand, with little attention being paid to the question of why the Talmud should be studied in the first place

Northeast Ohioans celebrate years of Talmud reading with 90,000 others – Cleveland Jewish News

| January 5, 2020

Among the 90,000 people who packed MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Jan. 1 were more than 100 Clevelanders, some of whom finished reading the 2,711 pages of Talmud in as many days

Istanbul Jews fight to save their ancestral tongue – FRANCE 24

| January 5, 2020

Istanbul (AFP) If there's one thing Dora Beraha regrets in her twilight years, it is not passing on the 500-year-old language of Istanbul's Jews, Ladino, now on the point of extinction. "After us, will there still be people who speak this language?" says 90-year-old Beraha. "Surely, very few

Adam Sandler Oscar-worthy in ‘Uncut Gems’ | Arts & Features | jewishaz.com – Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

| January 5, 2020

Youve seen Chanukah-time Adam Sandler before but never like this.

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato Visits Jewish Heritage Museum – Wave of Long Island

| January 5, 2020

Not long ago, Not far away By The Wave | on January 02, 2020 Courtesy of The Office of Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato This past month, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and her team visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage, located in Battery Park City in Manhattan, New York City. The museum is recognized as a living memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust. Pheffer Amato was greeted by Jack Kliger, President & CEO of the Museum, who shared his familys own personal story of surviving the Holocaust.

Netflixs The Witcher: Real history can explain the shows central war – Polygon

| January 5, 2020

Hana Kraus and Walter Beer were young middle-class Jews living in the Central European state of Czechoslovakia when Nazi Germany invaded their country in 1939. In the ensuing years, the new genocidal regime robbed them of family and community, but they survived and came to the U.S., where they married and raised a family