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Israeli, Russian State Libraries To Digitize Collection of Rare Hebrew Manuscripts

Three generations of the Günzburg family amassed one of the largest private collections of Hebrew books and manuscripts in Europe.

Artscroll Founder Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz Dead at 73

Rabbi Zlotowitz et al's most ambitious endeavor was the publication of the Schottenstein English Edition of the Talmud.

Young Israel Of Memphis Celebrates Talmud And Torah

Many young couples they interact with are looking for more affordable Jewish communities.

Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael Steinsaltz Hospitalized in Jerusalem

One of the most beloved rabbis worldwide is recovering at a Jerusalem hospital after a catherization for a cranial blood clot.

Rav Meir Shapira’s Daf Yomi Talmud for Sale in Jerusalem

A special edition Gemara was printed for the first cycle of Daf Yomi in 1925.

Palestinian Talmud Appropriated By Jews

Pro-Palestinian advocates claim Jews learning the Palestinian Talmud negates Palestinian culture and recasts it as Jewish in the ongoing Zionist effort to displace the indigenous Palestinian people.

Rejuvenation: “Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say about You-Know-What”...

On Rejuvenation Eve Harow & award winning novelist Maggie Anton discuss everything from exactly how we are supposed to be 'fruitful and multiply’ to why the modern world needs Judaism’s refreshing honesty on physical relationships in all their forms.

16th-Century Talmud Sells for $9.3 Million at Sotheby’s

Daniel Bomberg is responsible for the first complete edition of the Babylonian Talmud (1519-1523).

Netanyahu Views Original Balfour Declaration

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited the British Library in London Thursday night and viewed the original Balfour Declaration, in which...

The Fall of Tadmor (to ISIS)

"Said Rabbi Yochanan: Happy are those who see the fall of Tadmor..." (Talmud Yerushalmi)

Peres Bids Farewell to US and Threatens to Continue to Praise Abbas

Congress gave Peres a farewell medal, but Israel will not get off so easily.

Political Midrash Reveals what Kerry and Netanyahu Really Said

The Jewish Press now reveals what Kerry and Netanyahu really meant to say Thursday.

Is the Lab-Created Burger Kosher?

Preliminary thoughts on the halachic status of lab-created meat: it's kosher--if you started the process kosher. but no final words yet.

Talmud Takes to Jewish.tv

A class on Talmudic ethics in Vancouver, B.C., praised by regulars, is going virtual in a new series on Jewish.tv, the multimedia portal of...

Alabama Prof. Uncovers 2,000-Year-Old Village in Northern Israel

”Shikhin,” in northern Israel, is mentioned many times in the Talmud. Its location had not been known until a US-led team of archaeologists found it, along with an ancient synagogue.

Rare Discovery of Mikveh in New England Rewrites US Jewish History

The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

Haredi MKs’ Holy Vision: Draft Law behind Israel’s Woes

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

History of Israel: Snow in the Summer

Two people have reported snow in the late May-early June, though in both cases, it was hearsay.

Samsung Korea VP Visits Yeshiva to Help Koreans Learn Talmud

South Koreans love the Talmud, a mandatory school course. A Korean language version is popular, and a Samsung official visited an Israeli yeshiva to grasp “the growing grounds” of the Jewish genius.

Torah and the Secular Jew

As a youth, MK Dr. Ruth Calderon was not satisfied with the secular treatment of Judaism she got in Israeli schools. So eventually she founded a secular yeshiva.

Rav Elyashiv, Torah and Science

One of the biggest issues that has arisen as a result of the Slifkin controversy is the question of whether Chazal, the sages of the Talmud knew the actuality of nature. There are those who say that they did. They say that every statement recorded in the Gemarah with respect to science is an accurate reflection of nature itself. The science redacted in the Talmud is as valid as the Halacha - both being Mesorah.

Jacqueline Nicholls: New Works

Jacqueline Nicholls, a Jewish artist from England, presents us with a formidable challenge. Namely, what is the role of a contemporary Jewish Woman artist and how does one confront patriarchal dominance? She presents her response to both queries in her current exhibition at the JCC Manhattan, beautifully curated by Tobi Kahn and organized by Tisch Gallery director Megan Whitman. The results are breathtakingly forceful, subtle and insightful.

Behind The Name On The Cover: Jerome Schottenstein And His Sponsorship Of The ArtScroll...

With memories of the Siyum HaShas still fresh in people’s minds, many Jews around the world have been purchasing a Tractate Berachot in order to take part in the 13th cycle of Daf Yomi, the daily study of one daf of Talmud Bavli.

Non-Orthodox Reaction To The Siyum HaShas

The massive turnouts around the world celebrating the completion of the twelfth cycle of the Daf Yomi should finally put to rest any remaining claims by leaders of non-Orthodox movements that they represent the wave of the Jewish future.

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