Tag: Talmud

An 18-year-old girl recently finished studying the Talmud in just two years, a remarkable feat involving 2,700 pages.
The Gateshead Council rejected proposals for a new four-story yeshivah in Newcastle due to concerns about its impact on neighbors, citing issues with design and lack of information.
Elke Bentley, an 18-year-old musician heading to Harvard University, made an extraordinary achievement by reading the entire Talmud in just two-and-a-half years, typically a seven-and-a-half-year endeavor known as Daf Yomi.
Elke Bentley, an 18-year-old musician heading to Harvard University, completed reading the Babylonian Talmud within just two-and-a-half years, much faster than the typical seven-and-a-half year Daf Yomi cycle.
Contemporary Jewish law mandates saving the lives of both Jews and non-Jews, even if it means transgressing Shabbat.
In a world dominated by falsehood, Shabbos provides a glimpse of unadulterated truth, offering a respite from the pervasive deceit.
The text explores the issue of intellectual curiosity within the Jewish community, particularly focusing on a Pew Research poll among American Jews in 2020.
Alec Baldwin facing charges of involuntary manslaughter for the 2021 death of Halyna Hutchins raises questions about Jewish law regarding unintentional killings.
The article discusses the comparison between Talmudic teachings and the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the legal liability and responsibilities of leaders, particularly focusing on former President Trump's actions during the Capitol riot.
"The Edge of Reason" by Rabbi Joseph Dweck is a part of the online and global Bet Midrash program, The Habura, which aims to understand God by interpreting the world through a Torah lens.
Rabbi Daniel Cohen emphasizes the importance and power of crafting a meaningful eulogy, highlighting that it is a crucial moment to honor the deceased and bring comfort to the grieving.
In a time of deep schisms within the Jewish community, there is a call for holding conflicts with empathy and understanding to maintain relationships.
The text discusses Tractate Bava Metzia in the Babylonian Talmud, which grapples with establishing ownership in Jewish law.
For over 2,000 years, asparagus has been considered a prized vegetable, with historical significance in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and among Jews as mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud.
Shaina Taub, creator of the musical "Suffs," recently quoted Rabbi Tarfon's famous Talmudic wisdom "You are not obliged to finish the work, but neither are you free to desist from it" at the Tony Awards, sparking reflection on its relevance in various contexts.
In this Bintel Brief article, a bride-to-be seeks advice on whether she is obligated to invite her friend's boyfriend, whom she dislikes, to her wedding.
Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal reflects on the Jewish value of equity and the miracle of creation, emphasizing that although humans are made in the same image, we are all unique individuals with diverse qualities and talents.
In Salman Rushdie's "Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder," he reflects on his experience of being stabbed during a talk in Buffalo and the subsequent recovery process.
The text discusses the author's belief in the Evil Eye, which they see as affecting people through speech and glances, and their use of a ritual called Blay Vaks to counteract it.
Shaina Taub, who won two Tony Awards for her work on the musical "Suffs," referenced the Talmud during her acceptance speech by quoting Ethics of the Fathers.
Samuel G. Freedman, a Professor of Journalism at Columbia, delves into the topic of Jewish infighting, division, and unity in a 2020 discussion featured on the 18Forty Podcast.
The article discusses how some Orthodox Jewish communities, including the author, reacted when former President Donald Trump and his supporters claimed his recent guilty verdict in New York was rigged.
In the discussion surrounding the Torah readings of early October, a key theme is the transition from shame cultures to guilt cultures, emphasizing the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions and the distinction between right and wrong.
In Parashat Bechukkotai, it is outlined that following the commandments will lead to blessings, including peace.
The article discusses how Torah, while considered an elixir of life when approached correctly, can become a deadly poison when misinterpreted or misapplied.