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At 17, I finished studying Talmud’s 2711 pages – The Jewish Star

| January 15, 2020

By Hila Schlakman EFRAT I didnt start learning the Talmud to take a stand or voice an opinion.

The Woman Who Earned a Place Alongside the Rabbis of the Talmud – Mosaic

| January 15, 2020

This is the second in a series of occasional essays by David Wolpe on lesser-known figures in Jewish history. The first, on the biblical king Josiah, is available here. If youre ever moved to ransack the Jewish past for voices you may feel are missingthe marginalized, the hushed, the heretical avatars of Jewish historytheyre right there, hiding in plain sight.

Daf Yomi Fever: How Daily Talmud Study Is Sweeping the Nation – Jewish Journal

| January 15, 2020

After a barrage of anti-Semitic incidents in 2019, January 2020 arrived with a burst of #JewishandProud energy. People gathered at rallies, began to wear their Magen David necklaces and donned their kippot. And there was a swell of interest in Daf Yomi, a daily Talmud study project that takes 7 1/2 years to complete.

Title: The Oral Law: The Rabbinic Contribution to Torah sheBe’al Peh – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| January 15, 2020

Photo Credit: Maggid Press Title: The Oral Law: The Rabbinic Contribution to Torah sheBeal Peh Publisher: Maggid PressBy Rabbi Chaim H. Schimmel Is there any value in trying to understand the origins and development of the Oral Torah? The Five Books of Moshe were dictated by G-d to Moshe and the remainder of the Bible was written by various prophets under inspiration

This Week’s Torah Portion: The Promise in Progeny – The Jewish News

| January 15, 2020

The opening verses of the Book of Exodus are an abridged, shorter repetition of a much more detailed account of the family, which grandfather Jacob brought with him on his journey to Egypt to meet his beloved son Joseph.

Where’s Waldo? A striped t-shirt becomes an American Jewish sensation – Forward

| January 15, 2020

courtesy of Yonatan Gray Yonatan Gray poses as Waldo at the Siyum HaShas. The Siyum HaShas a nationwide celebration that ends each cycle of Talmud study occurs only once every seven and a half years. So when Brooklyn accountant Yonatan Gray had a belated idea for how to celebrate it, he had to wait a long time to put it in action.

The Orthodox Union Study Program By and For Women – Jewish Journal

| January 15, 2020

On Jan. 5, Jews around the world began a new Daf Yomi cycle, studying a page of the Talmud every day for the next 7 1/2 years

Skirball Cultural Center Founder and President Rabbi Uri Herscher on Passing the Baton to Bet Tzedeks Jessie Kornberg – Jewish Journal

| January 15, 2020

Its hard to imagine that the 15-acre site housing the Skirball Cultural Center at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains didnt exist 24 years ago. The landmark center that opened in 1996 and links West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley has become a permanent fixture alongside the Getty museum in the Los Angeles landscape, and to date has drawn nearly 10 million visitors. But the vision for this remarkable structure that boastsa permanent museum alongside regularly changing exhibitions, film events, music and theater performances and cultural programs belongs to 78-year-old Rabbi Uri Herscher, its founding president and chief executive.

First Herbalist Conference in Israel Comes Under BDS Attack – COLlive – Chabad News

| January 15, 2020

An Israeli conference for herbalists has come under attack by the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement; Crown Heights resident Sara-Chana Silverstein is the only Jewish Herbalist from the US still planning to speak. Full Story Algemeiner.com An inaugural Israeli conference for herbalists has come under pressure from supporters of the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign, though organizers plan to continue with the gathering and raise awareness of plant medicine.

My Jewish father found sanctuary in that town – The Age

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Dennis Martin, Brighton The home owner says she was flying the flag on her house in Beulah because of her German heritage. She should know that it is illegal to do so in Germany and is punishable by up to three years in jail. While the police were waiting on legal advice and the local council, state and federal governments have condemned the flying of this flag, no immediate action was taken


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