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The Talmud and the Scholars of Qom Revisited

A few years ago I wrote about the knowledge of the Talmud among the scholars of the Shia intellectual center in Qom, Iran. The Forward has been publishing a series of articles by Larry Cohler-Esses based upon his recent visit to Iran. The most recent installment is titled Reading the Talmud in a Most Unlikely […]

What is the Bavli

The Talmudblog has posted the first installment of a panel discussion from this past December’s AJS conference on “What is the Bavli?” It will definitely not disappoint.

Getting to Know Daniel Boyarin

The Jweekly has a nice profile of the important scholar of Talmud Daniel Boyarin. Even those who know a bit about Boyarin will enjoy the article. It was a pleasant surprise to learn that Boyarin went to the same high school as Bruce Springsteen and knew him. He was a few years ahead of Springsteen […]

Vocalized Oz veHadar Talmud

It seems that Oz VeHadar has begun to sell a vocalized Babylonian Talmud, and the first volume has apparently sold out. I am a big supporter of vocalized rabbinic texts and have written about vocalized rabbinic and Talmudic texts here.

Siyyum HaShas for an Eight-Year-Old

All of the details aren’t clear to me, but it does seems like an eight-year-old girl has learned a lot of Gemara.

The Sustaining Page of Talmud

Rabbi Dov Berkowitz’s reputation as a teacher of Talmud and rabbinic literature is well known. He teaches in numerous Israeli institutions and is a prolific author. Earlier this year he began published a commentary on the Talmud called הדף הקיומי (The Sustaining Page of Talmud). He has published another volume, this time on Seder Nashim. […]

The Making of the Talmudic Encyclopedia

This is an excerpt from an article about the Encyclopedia Talmudit: The importance and popularity of the Talmudic Encyclopedia is in its accessibility not only to scholars, but to anyone who wants to understand certain phrases or concepts or ideas within the vast world of Torah knowledge or Judaism, and who does not have the […]

Why Learn Talmud

This looks like a nice series of programs at Drisha: WHY LEARN TALMUD? Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-9:00pm: October 29, November 5 & 12 Each evening will begin at 6:30 with a choice of workshops. At 7:15, we will break for tefilat ma’ariv, refreshments, and informal conversation. At 7:45, we will join together in the beit midrash […]

The Heart and Soul of Judaism

Anyone interested in Talmud must watch this video of a discussion about the study and love of Talmud with Prof. Christine Hayes and Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer. HT to the Talmud Blog on Twitter. In her opening remarks Hayes called Talmud the “Heart and Soul of Judaism.”

Reconstructing the Talmud Available for Purchase

The new book Reconstructing the Talmud is now available for order from Mechon Hadar. Below is the table of contents.

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