Dr. Joshua Kulp

About Dr. Joshua Kulp

Dr. Joshua Kulp, Rosh Yeshiva, is co-founder of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem where he has taught Talmud and halakhah for the last 20 years. He is the author of the recently published book Reconstructing the Talmud (Mechon Hadar, 2014) as well as the The Schechter Haggadah: Art, History and Commentary (Schechter Press, 2008). Beginning in 2001 and continuing through 2013, Dr. Kulp authored a commentary in English on the entire Mishnah, which served as the basis for the Mishnah Yomit project. In 2013 Dr. Kulp began the Daf Shevui program, the study of one daf of Talmud per week and has so far completed a commentary on Tractates Sukkah and Megillah and has begun work on Tractate Ketubot. Dr. Kulp was raised in Margate, New Jersey, where his family was active in the Conservative Movement. He spent his summers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Camp Ramah in Canada and for the last ten summers, he has served as the scholar-in-residence at Camp Ramah in New England. Dr. Kulp made aliyah in 1994 and currently lives in Modiin with his wife, Julie Zuckerman, and their four children. In his spare time, he is an avid triathlete and runner and has completed three Ironmans.

Dr. Joshua Kulp

Ketubot, Daf Kuf Daled, Part 2

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Daled, Part 2 Reading for Monday, April 24 Ketubot 104-2     Introduction The beginning of this story returns to Rabbi’s last hours.   בשעת פטירתו של רבי, זקף עשר אצבעותיו כלפי מעלה, אמר: רבש”ע, גלוי וידוע לפניך שיגעתי בעשר אצבעותי בתורה ולא נהניתי אפילו באצבע קטנה, יהי רצון […]

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Ketubot, Daf Kuf Daled, Part 1

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Daled, Part 1 Reading for Sunday, April 23 Ketubot 104-1     Introduction This week’s daf continues with stories about Rabbi Judah Hanasi’s death.   תניא: רבי מוטל בציפורי, ומקום מוכן לו בבית שערים. והתניא: +דברים ט”ז+ צדק צדק תרדף – הלך אחר ר’ לבית שערים! ר’ בבית […]

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Ketubot, Daf Kuf Gimmel, Part 6

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Gimmel, Part 6 Reading for Friday, April 21 Ketubot 103-6   Introduction We continue with stories involving Rabbi Judah Hanasi’s death.   חנינא בר חמא ישב בראש. לא קיבל רבי חנינא, שהיה ר’ אפס גדול ממנו שתי שנים ומחצה. יתיב רבי אפס ברישא, ויתיב רבי חנינא אבראי ואתא לוי […]

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Ketubot, Daf Kuf Gimmel, Part 5

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Gimmel, Part 5 Reading for Thursday, April 20 Ketubot 103-5   Introduction Today’s sugya begins a long and famous aggadic passage about R. Judah Hanasi. I am not going to comment on every aspect of these aggadot. The stories are understandable, although sometimes strange. And this is not the […]

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Ketubot, Daf Kuf Gimmel, Part 4

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Gimmel, Part 4 Reading for Wednesday, April 19 Ketubot 103-4     Introduction This sugya is based on the mishnah we learned yesterday. After this, we’re on to aggadah.   גמ’. תנו רבנן: משתמשת במדור כדרך שמשתמשת בחיי בעלה, בעבדים ושפחות – כדרך שמשתמשת בחיי בעלה, בכרים וכסתות – […]

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Daf Shevui

You may have heard of Daf Yomi - study a page of Talmud a day. As wonderful as this popular endeavor is, the pace is extremely fast, a pace that is difficult for even advanced Talmud students to keep up with. So we've decided to slow the pace down a little bit, to chew our proverbial meal a bit longer, to digest more fully and to cover one page of Talmud per week.

Every day you will receive in your inbox (or however you so choose to receive the material) 1/6 of that week's daf (page) of Talmud. The Hebrew text will appear in full, with an English translation and an explanation. Shabbat is going to be reserved for review of the week's daf. We think that this material is particularly appropriate for hevrutot, synagogue study groups and other such shared learning experiences. Talmud is always best learned in a group and Daf Shevui is no exception.

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