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What Is the Talmud? | My Jewish Learning

| November 21, 2017

Talmud (literally, study) is the generic term for the documents that comment and expand upon the Mishnah (repeating), the first work of rabbinic law, published around the year 200 CE by Rabbi Judah the Patriarch in the land of Israel. Although Talmud is largely about law, it should not be confused with either codes of law or with a commentary on the legal sections of the Torah. Due to its spare and laconic style, the Talmud is studied, not read.

The Choice to Make Choices – Algemeiner

| August 25, 2017

A Torah scroll.

Sanhedrin 33 and 35 – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| August 24, 2017

May these words of Torah serve as a merit leiluy nishmat Menachem Mendel ben Harav Yoel David Balk, ah. This week we learned Sanhedrin 33 and 35. These are some highlights

What Are the Most Important Values in Judaism? – Cape May County Herald

| August 23, 2017

I recently received a question on my Ask the Rabbi website regarding Judaisms most important values. There are so many good ones to choose from, but several that especially resonate with me as can be found in the Talmudic tractate of Yevamot 79a. The Talmud is part of Judaisms so-called rabbinic oral tradition and here is the verse from the Talmud: The (Jewish) people are recognized by three qualities: they are compassionate, they are modest, and they perform deeds of lovingkindness

There is no real way of understanding what Jewishness means unless we understand what it meant – Tablet Magazine

| August 22, 2017

Literary criticAdam Kirschis readinga page of Talmuda day, along with Jews around the world. For readers who are following the Daf Yomi cycle, this month marks a major anniversary

Liel Leibovitz – Tablet Magazine

| August 22, 2017

Today, from 9:05 a.m.

Solar Eclipse of 2017: Four reasons it’s bad, according to the … – Haaretz

| August 21, 2017

Judaism's central rabbinic text says today's solar eclipse is nothing to celebrate CHARLESTON - Across the United States, Jews are gathering in anticipation of the historic Great American Eclipse, particularly in cities known as ideal spots to experience the phenomenon. But at the downtown Brith Shalom Beth Israel synagogue Sunday evening, nestled in the historic southern city perfectly positioned for the Monday event, Dr.

Judaism and the Solar Eclipse | Jewish & Israel News – Algemeiner

| August 21, 2017

A Torah scroll.

The Parson and the Talmud – First Things

| August 18, 2017

This is the first installment in a new biweekly series, in which the First Things junior fellows share mini-essays on their current reading endeavors.

Tzedakah: Valuing Human Dignity as Envisioned in the Torah – Jewish Exponent

| August 16, 2017

By Rabbi Howard Alpert Parshat Reeh For many Jews, tzedakah is the quintessential Jewish act. Whether it is accomplished by simply putting a coin in a pushke (a charity box) or holding a door for someone who cannot open it for herself, or with a complex social project intended to improve the lives of a whole community, an act of tzedakah is seen as bringing the values of Judaism to fruition. How is that so

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