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, Part 1

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Kuf, Part 1 Reading for Sunday, March 26 Ketubot 100-1     Introduction [Congrats on making it to page 100! Since we started at page 2, it’s not really the 100th page, but I’ll let it slip. Give yourself a pat on the back]. The mishnah we learned last week […]

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Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Tet, Part 5

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Tet, Part 5 Reading for Thursday, March 23 Ketubot 99-5     Introduction In yesterday’s sugya we learned that if the agent sells the land for too low a price, the owner can invalidate the sale. This is despite the fact that if the owner himself sells it for […]

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Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Tet, Part 6

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Tet, Part 6 Reading for Friday, March 24 Ketubot 99-6     Introduction This mishnah deals with a case where a court erred in the evaluation of property while selling it to pay for the widow’s ketubah or for her maintenance.   מתני’. שום הדיינין שפיחתו שתות או הוסיפו […]

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Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Tet, Part 4

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Tet, Part 4 Reading for Wednesday, March 22 Ketubot 99-4     Introduction This sugya continues to discuss cases where the agent does not fulfill the precise instructions of the sender. Is the sale valid?   פשיטא, אמר לאחד ולא לשנים – האמר ליה לאחד ולא לשנים,   It […]

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Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Tet, Part 3

To sponsor Daf Shevui, please click here. Ketubot, Daf Tzadi Tet, Part 3 Reading for Tuesday, March 21 Ketubot 99-3   Introduction Today’s sugya continues to try to determine whether an agent who sold part of what he was sent to sold has effectively sold that part.   ת”ש: היתה כתובתה ארבע מאות זוז, מכרה לזה במנה ולזה במנה, […]

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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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