Category Archives: Talmud

TabletMag: HOW JEWS SHOULD DEAL WITH GENTILES – According to this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, as little as possible

Adam Kirsch writes: The nominal subject of Tractate Avoda Zara is idol worship, one of the worst sins in Judaism. But as Daf Yomi readers complete our third week of studying this tractate, it is becoming clear that the real … Continue reading

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Tabletmag: ‘BRINGING ‘DAF YOMI’ TO LIFE. AND VICE VERSA.’

Beth Kissileff writes: One frustration in reading a memoir about life in Israel is a total absence of a mention of Arabs and others who live there. Nonetheless, part of the liveliness of Kurshan’s memoir comes from her life in … Continue reading

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The Shiksa Professor Of Talmud

A goy messaged me: “Jewish New Testament scholar rethinks homosexuality. Hello fellow whites, let’s reform your religion together. I don’t like it. The reasoning in that last paragraph is such a girlish attempt at Socratic thinking. Fake dialectic. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Tabletmag: Daf Yomi: Interpreters of ancient Jewish law ‘often give the impression of doing whatever needs to be done to make the Bible mean what they want it to mean’

No constitution can cover ever exigency. Survival must preempt fidelity to text. A Torah is not a death warrant. The sovereign is he who decides the state of exception, notes Carl Schmitt. In Orthodox Judaism, the leading rabbis of the … Continue reading

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Babylonian Talmud is now free online in English and Modern Hebrew translation

Talmud link here. Tabletmag.com: One of the most accessible Hebrew and English translations of the Babylonian Talmud is going open source. Today, Sefaria, an online nonprofit bringing traditional Jewish texts to the internet, announced that it will be posting the … Continue reading

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