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  • Day 2704 - What is a Soul?

    By Salvador Litvak

    July 25, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    One week to go. After seven and a half years of reading Talmud, only seven days and seven pages remain until the Daf Yomi cycle renews. G-d willing, I will attend the massive celebration called Siyum HaShas at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey next week, along with nearly 100,000 other...

  • Advanced Talmudic study program for women to close

    May 14, 2012 | 1:21 pm

    The Advanced Talmudic Institute at MATAN, one of the few programs for women in Israel that focuses on high-level Talmud study, is closing.

    MATAN, the Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for Torah Studies, was established in 1988, and the Advanced Talmudic Institute, a leading program...

  • Accidental Talmudist: Day 2544 - The Substitution Principle

    By Salvador Litvak

    April 6, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    My mom loves that I’ve been reading the Talmud for seven years, and that I am now the Accidental Talmudist. In all this time, however, she never asked what I am actually learning…until today.

    It would’ve been nice if this morning’s page contained one of those profound sound bites...

  • Accidental Talmudist, Day One

    By Salvador Litvak

    March 1, 2012 | 5:19 pm

    This week marks the seventh anniversary of an errand that changed my life.

    On March 2, 2005, I went to The Mitzvah Store on Pico Boulevard in order to buy a book. I was in my seventh year of being a practicing Jew, and I had probably visited the shop a dozen times. After finding...

  • Two People, One World

    By Rabbi John Fishman

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A Reform Jew and an Orthodox Jew talking seriously about Torah. That was the apparent novelty of "One People, Two Worlds," the recent book by Rabbis Ammiel Hirsch and Yosef Reinman, in which they present a probing 18-month e-mail exchange dealing with a host of Jewish issues and...