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 Het, Part 5

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Het, Part 5 Reading for Thursday, May 25 Ketubot 108-5     Introduction Today’s sugya begins to examine the reasons underlying the mishnah we learned yesterday.   גמ’. שמע מינה לרבנן, טענו חטין ושעורין והודה בשעורין – פטור; לימא, תהוי תיובתא דרב נחמן אמר שמואל, דא”ר נחמן אמר שמואל: […]

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Ketubot, Daf Kuf Het, Part 6

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Het, Part 6 Reading for Friday, May 26 Ketubot 108-6.docx     Introduction Today’s section continues the discussion of the mishnah. Yesterday, Rava interpreted the dispute between the sages and Admon to be over a case where Reuven said to Shimon, “You have ten jugs of oil of mine” […]

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Ketubot, Daf Kuf Het, Part 4

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Het, Part 4 Reading for Wednesday, May 24 Ketubot 108-4   Introduction Chapter six of Mishnah Shevuot teaches that one who admits to part of a debt, must take an oath that he does not owe the rest.  Today’s section contains a mishnah which deals with the case where […]

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Ketubot, Daf Kuf Het, Part 3

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Het, Part 3 Reading for Tuesday, May 23 Ketubot 108-3     Introduction Today’s section opens with the next mishnah of the chapter. The mishnah now begins to list Admon’s rulings.  You will note that instead of the “sons of the high priests” or R. Yohanan ben Zakkai, in […]

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Ketubot, Daf Kuf Het, Part 2

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf Het, Part 2 Reading for Monday, May 22 Ketubot 108-2     Introduction Yesterday’s mishnah discussed paying off other people’s debt. Today’s sugya refers to a mishnah from Nedarim that discusses a related topic. As background, Shimon can take an oath that Reuven will not receive any benefit from […]

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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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