Learning the Koren Talmud Bavli with Aaron

Introducing a new feature to the Koren blog; Learning the Koren Talmud Bavli with YOU! Each post in this installment will feature Koren Talmud Bavli users and tell a little of their story. Interested in being featured? Please send us a message with a short introduction! This installment we will meet Aaron Cywiak of Flatbush,…

Presidents Day and the Talmud

The Enyclopaedia Britannica defines this American national holiday as: Presidents’ Day, officially Washington’s Birthday, in the United States, holiday (third Monday in February) popularly recognized as honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The day is sometimes understood as a celebration of the birthdays and lives of all U.S. presidents.  Even if one is not an American we can all recognize the significance…

Football and Talmud?

The short answer is obviously no. There is no mention of the the “big game” in the Talmud as American Football had not yet been invented. However, we did find a discussion on whether is it is permitted to attend a gladiatorial stadium in Ancient Rome in Tractate Avodah Zara Daf 19 Amud B: What…

Technology Partnership with Sefaria

Last week, Koren Publishers and Sefaria, a free online library of Jewish texts, announced a technology partnership and integration involving The Noé Edition Koren Talmud Bavli. The partnership provides online users of the site with the Aramaic text of the Talmud (Babylonian Talmud), along with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s clear, contemporary translation and commentary from the…