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Shamma Friedman Wins the Israel Prize

My friend MS has just emailed me that Talmud scholar Prof. Shamma Friedman will be awarded the Israel Prize this coming Independence Day. Here is an article from Srugim (H) on Prof. Friedman receiving the prize. It is an honor well-deserved. Mazal Tov and Yishar Koach.

A Feminist Commentary on Sugyot About Yihud

Dorshot Tov is a new collaborative feminist commentary on a few pages of the Babylonian Talmud, specifically Kiddushin 80b-82b, pages that address the issue of Yiḥud. The book is the product of a study group under the auspices of Niggun Nashim from Mikhlelet Oranim and is also affiliated with the series that Tal Ilan is […]

Overview of David Weiss Halivni on the Formation of the Talmud

At the Talmud Blog, Zvi Septimus has an excellent review of David Weiss Halivni’s recent book The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud (trans. Jeffrey Rubenstein) and an overview of Halivni’s theory on the formation of the Talmud. Halivni’s theory can be summarized as follows: Much like in the time of the Tannaim, the Amoraim formulated […]

Review: The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud

The Blog of the Center for Jewish Law has a review of David Weiss Halivni’s The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud. This quote from Halivni provides a good summary of his approach to the formation of the Talmud. The foundation of my theory of the formation of the Talmud rests on the thesis that the […]

Daf Yomi Kids Edition

At the Talmud Blog Yoel Finkelman reviews two recent publications that are centered around Daf Yomi and for children. Surprisingly – or not – two versions of daf yomi for kids have appeared in the past few years: a Hebrew version, created by religious-Zioinists in Israel that comes in several hardback volumes, and an English […]

Contradicting Rashi at the WCJS

Musaf Shabbat has a number of very interesting articles (Hebrew) as usual. There are two about the Israeli-version of Half Shabbos and a third about the WCJS. This last article seems to be upset that in a keynote lecture, Judith Hauptman claimed that there are many examples of stories (מעשים) in the Talmud about Babylonian […]

BBC on the Talmud

The first episode of the BBC radio series on the Talmud can be found here.

Videos of Talks on the Talmud at the NLI

The National Library of Israel recently hosted a number of talks on the Talmud, its history, interpretation, and place within Israeli society. They featured a variety of speakers and artists. A review of one of the sessions can be found here. The lectures are in Hebrew.

Yeshivat Har Etzion on Korean TV

The part about the yeshiva begins around 1:50-4:00 and picks up again at 6:00. There is English, so don’t worry about the Korean. HT to a friend on FB.

New Book by Sergey Dolgopolski on the Talmud

Sergey Dolgopolski, the author of What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement, has a new book on the Talmud, The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud. If life in time is imminent and means an always open future, what role remains for the past? If time originates from that relationship to the future, […]

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