Mother’s Day in the Koren Talmud Bavli

Tractate Kiddushin, volume 22 of the Koren Talmud Bavli,  is primarily devoted to the different elements of the act of Kiddushin, betrothal. However, we also find a sugyiot dedicated solely to the mitzvah of honoring one’s father and mother: What better tractate to learn on Mother’s Day (Sunday May 12 in the United States)? This…

Learning the Koren Talmud Bavli with Arthur

This week we meet Arthur Rothstein of Scottsdale, AZ in the U.S. Do you have a story you want published on the Koren Publishers blog? Write us in the comments section below! Koren Publishers: Tell us a bit about yourself. Arthur: I am a 36 year old Nurse Practitioner, I live in Scottsdale with my wife…

Taxes in the Koren Talmud Bavli

As our fans in the United States are preparing for the annual April 15 tax deadline we at Koren Publishers Jerusalem decided to take some time to learn a small but relevant section from our Noe Edition Koren Talmud Bavli specifically Bava Kamma page 113:A. This sections follows a mishna that declares that “one may…

Learning the Koren Talmud Bavli with Andrew

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 Andrew Hamilton of New York City: Koren Publishers:…

Staff Picks – Aryeh Grossman

Aryeh Grossman works as Project Executive where he oversees long term projects at Koren Publishers, looking at the vision and plan for the company over the next few years. Although based in our Jerusalem office, he can regularly be found in cities across the Jewish world sharing our vision with communities leaders and Koren partners-look…

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…