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Gush Etzion student completes Shas a 2nd time - at the age of 19

Hesder student in Gush Etzion completes studies of entire Talmud - while still a teenager.

Gush Etzion student completes Shas a 2nd time - at the age of 19

David Weiss Halivni, pioneering Talmudist, dies at 94

Rabbi who championed 'source-critical approach' to the Talmud and former dead of the Union for Traditional Judaism passes away.

David Weiss Halivni, pioneering Talmudist, dies at 94

With latest volume, Talmudic Encyclopedia marks 75 years of compiling halakhic knowledge

Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg explains the significance of the Talmudic Encyclopedia marking 75 years and its future online.

Talmudic Encyclopedia marks 75 years of compiling halakhaplayer

Sixth volume of Italian translation of Talmud released

The sixth volume of an Italian translation of the Talmud was recently published in Italy.

Sixth volume of Italian translation of Talmud released

The Mishnah Project - watch, learn, grow

The Mishna was written toi preserve the Oral Law when there was danger it would be forgotten. Learning it is carrying on the torch of Torah.

The Mishnah Project - watch, learn, growplayer

Ephraim first

Who should our children learn about first, Moses or Shakespeare, the bible or art, Talmud or science?

Ephraim first

German translation of Talmud goes online almost 100 years after its completion

A pioneering German translation of the Talmud, finished in 1935, is now accessible online.

German translation of Talmud goes online

'The Snake at the Mouth of the Cave'- a new look at the role of Talmudic narrative

Judaism's way of life and study of Torah, surviving years of exile and dispersion, was defined but not spelled out by the Sages. Op-ed.

'The Snake at the Mouth of the Cave'- the role of aggadah

Rabbi Zera simply had to enter Eretz Yisrael without a minute to lose

He could not find a ferry, so he crossed the Jordan, then a mighty river, on a rope bridge so as not to miss the chance to enter the land.

Rabbi Zera simply had to enter Eretz Yisrael - right away

How and why did a Talmud Tractate wind up in Hitler's bunker?

The Daf Yomi, daily Talmud page, studied this week may provide the answer to a 75 year old question. Op-ed.

How and why did a Talmud Tractate wind up in Hitler's bunker?

In just one hour: IDF Company completes Talmud tractate of Megilla

Orchestrated by Tzalash, 120 soldiers and commanders from the Netzach Yehuda Battalion completed Talmud tractate of Megilla in just an hour.

In just one hour: IDF Company completes Talmud tractateplayer

New Lod visitor center blends innovation with ancient wisdom

The new “Aderaba Lod” Center for Ancient-Contemporary Innovation will be a new educational-tourist visitor center in Lod, Israel.

New Lod visitor center blends innovation with ancient wisdom

On Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: The controversy over his Talmud translation and books on Tanach

The original thinking Torah genius faced criticism from both Reform Rabbi J. Neusner and a leading Torah figure in the hareidi world. Op-ed.

On Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: The controversy over his works

The Talmudic Sages' love for Eretz Yisrael

Those whom the Talmud presents as the great lovers of Eretz Yisrael were not “sabras,” but Sages who returned from far-off lands.

The Talmudic Sages' love for Eretz Yisrael

Law Enforcement Officer-A sacred position of trust

Having a police force to enforce the law is a foundational element in civilization; the Talmud laid down the rules 1500 years ago. Op-ed.

Law Enforcement Officer-A sacred position of trust

You can live forever

The Talmud tells us that the fulfilment of a mitzvah must never threaten human life. Thus, the Torah forbade gatherings during the lockdown.

You can live forever

17-year-old Efrat girl may be youngest woman ever to complete Daf Yomi Talmud cycle

Hila Schlakman of Efrat, senior at Ohr Torah Stone’s Neve Chana High School, began this learning cycle with her father.

17-year-old Efrat girl may be youngest ever to finish Daf Yomi

"Know the Shas"

"Know the Shas"

We read of Iraqi protests every day, but do we remember Iraqi Jewry?

We read of Iraqi protests every day, but do we remember Iraqi Jewry?

Torah is our ‘nuclear reactor’

Some thousand participants gather in Jerusalem at an event in honor of the completion of the Talmud Bavli (Babylonian Talmud).

Torah is our ‘nuclear reactor’player

Koreans like Talmud?

Israeli student surprised to discover South Koreans' affinity for Talmud, creating website to present Talmud to them in interactive format.

Koreans like Talmud?

'Rabbi Steinsaltz was moved, his eyes sparkled'

37th volume of Talmud French translation published, presented to 80-y.o. Rabbi Steinsaltz. 'Impossible to miss the excitement in his eyes.'

'Rabbi Steinsaltz was moved, his eyes sparkled'

For the first time - the Talmud in Italian

Library of Congress holds event in celebration of publication of first tractates of the Talmud ever translated into Italian.

For the first time - the Talmud in Italian

'One-fifth of religious students will become unobservant'

Educational conference discusses ways of revamping religious education in light of increasing trend of children leaving religious lifestyle.

'One-fifth of religious students will become unobservant'

Online library hopes to make Talmud sages accessible

Sefaria, a website founded in 2012, publishes acclaimed translation of the Talmud in English.

Online library hopes to make Talmud sages accessible

Haredi soldiers combine army with Talmud

The newest solders in the Nahal Haredi unit turned their swearing-in ceremony into milestone for religious IDF soldiers.

Haredi soldiers combine army with Talmud at swearing-in ceremonyplayer

Talmud making a comeback in Russia

New Russian translation of Talmud released amid growing interest in religious text among secular Russian Jews - and non-Jews.

Once a prop for anti-Semites, Talmud makes a comeback in Russia

Italian Talmud translation an instant bestseller

First volume of Italian translation of the Talmud sells out in three days.

Italian translation of Talmud becomes instant bestseller

Pristine 16th century Talmud 'is priceless'

Buyer of one of the earliest printed copies of the Talmud auctioned for $9.3 million tells Arutz Sheva about the purchase.

Pristine copy of 16th century Talmud 'is priceless'

500-year-old Talmud sells for $9.3 million

Sothebys auction sees rare Babylonian Talmud sold at global record price for Judaica, after being held at Westminster Abbey for centuries.

500-year-old Talmud sells for $9.3 million

Recent archaeological find confirms Talmud

In spite of Talmudic passage saying that the town of Kursia was Jewish, archaeologist had believed it was pagan.

Recent archaeological find confirms Talmudic passage

Students' Vacation: Finish Talmud Cycle

Yeshiva High School students fulfilled a special task during summer vacation - completing a cycle of Daf Yomi Talmud study.

High School Students Complete Talmud Study Cycle on Vacationplayer

15,000 Take Largest Talmud Test in History

Last Friday more than 15,000 Torah scholars joined together around the world for the largest Talmud test in history.

15,000 Take Largest Talmud Test in History

Anglos in Israel Join Worldwide Talmud Celebration

Over 4,000 English speaking men, women & children celebrated the "Siyum Hashas" at the Jerusalem Convention Center. Another is on Thursday.

Anglos in Israel Join Worldwide Talmud Celebrationplayer

Massive Siyum HaShas Celebration in America

A massive event in the USA celebrates the completion of Talmud learning cycle. Rabbi Lau and Merkaz Harav Yeshiva Head are honored guests.

Massive Siyum HaShas Celebration in Americaplayer

Soldiers, Businessmen Complete the Shas

Israelis from all walks of life celebrate the completion of another round of Talmud studies.

Soldiers, Businessmen, Bereaved Parents Complete the Shas

Exclusive Interview: Rav Adin Steinsalz

Special interview with rabbi whose commentary project enabled many to enter the Daf Yomi learning cycle.

Exclusive Interview: Rav Adin Steinsalzplayer

Talmud Study Cycle Celebrations Begin!

The observant Jewish community was filled with excitement as Talmud study celebrations opened in Israel and around the world.

Talmud Study Cycle Celebrations Begin!

Celebration of Talmudic Study at Binyanei Ha'Uma

Thousands will celebrate the culmination of a 7-year cycle of study of Judaism's Oral Law and its commentaries on Aug. 5 at Binyanei HaUma.

Talmudic Study Cycle Celebration Aug. 5 at Binyanei Ha'Uma

Dirshu Scholars in Israel for Talmud Gathering

Hundreds of Torah scholars and their families are streaming into Israel to attend the Dirshu convention completing a cycle of Talmud study.

Dirshu Torah Scholars Arrive in Israel for Talmud Convention