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 Tzadi Heh, Part 5

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Heh, Part 5 Reading for Thursday, February 23 Ketubot 95-5     Introduction Today’s sugya deals with cases where a man gives money to a woman but directs who shall inherit it after her death.   אמר אביי: נכסי ליך ואחריך לפלוני, ועמדה וניסת – בעל לוקח הוי, ואין […]

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Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Heh, Part 6

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Heh, Part 6 Reading for Friday, February 24 Ketubot 95-6   Introduction This mishnah is the beginning of chapter eleven. It deals with a widow’s right to be maintained from her husband’s estate.   /מתני’/. אלמנה ניזונת מנכסי יתומים, מעשה ידיה שלהן, ואין חייבין בקבורתה; יורשיה יורשי כתובתה – […]

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Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Heh, Part 4

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Heh, Part 4 Reading for Wednesday, February 22 Ketubot 95-4     Introduction This is a direct continuation of yesterday’s sugya. There, R. Nahman said that the woman who signed away her rights to the second field, can go back and collect the first field.   אמר רבא, שתי […]

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Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Heh, Part 3

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Heh, Part 3 Reading for Tuesday, February 21 Ketubot 95-3     Introduction Today’s sugya deals with a mishnah from Gittin.   תנן התם: אין נפרעין מנכסים משועבדים במקום שיש נכסים בני חורין ואפי’ הן זיבורית. איבעיא להו: אישתדוף בני חרי מהו דליטרוף ממשעבדי?   We have taught elsewhere: […]

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Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Heh, Part 2

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Heh, Part 2 Reading for Monday, February 20 Ketubot 95-2     Introduction In the mishnah we learned yesterday, the wife can relinquish her rights to property by writing to the purchaser, “I have no claim whatsoever upon you.” Today’s section questions whether such language is sufficient to relinquish […]

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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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