Talmud

Fire beacons for the new moon.

Tiffany Earley-Spadoni
Sept. 1 2020 12:01AM

Whether it’s Judeo-Arabic, or Judeo-Italian, or Judeo-Spanish, or the Judeo-German better known as Yiddish, they all mix in varying amounts of Hebrew.

Aug. 18 2020 12:15AM

Adin Steinsaltz, in memoriam.

Aug. 10 2020 12:01AM

Rabbi Yoḥanan, COVID-19, and the Arab spring.

Aug. 6 2020 12:01AM

A timely lesson from Tu b’Av.

Stuart Halpern
Aug. 5 2020 12:01AM

An ancient rabbinic dispute pitted eminent scholars against one another. The Taḥanun prayer is rooted in that story of public shame and private distress.

July 27 2020 12:01AM

The cadences of the Talmud left their mark on Yiddish, and Israeli, speech patterns.

July 8 2020 12:01AM

Illustrating a talmudic passage.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
June 2 2020 12:01AM

Why did Rabbi Akiva’s students die?

Basil Herring
April 27 2020 12:01AM

A passage in the Talmud’s first tractate shows why it’s such a uniquely influential work, and so unlike anything in the history of Western literature, theology, or legal scholarship.

March 25 2020 12:01AM

“Keep your feet inside your house.”

Jeremy Brown
March 25 2020 12:01AM

The Talmud, C.S. Lewis, and the importance of friendships based on disagreement.

Devorah Goldman
March 23 2020 12:01AM

“Jewish tradition expects us to study opinions that we’re not allowed to live by.”

Micah Goodman
Jan. 23 2020 12:01AM