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Take One: Berakhot Pages 14 and 15

Today’s daily pages of Talmud teaches us the correct order of doing things, from revering God to handling our daily affairs

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Take One: Berakhot 13

Today’s daily page of Talmud asks a thorny question: Is it enough to do good deeds, or do we have to mean it, too?

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Jewish Book Council Announces 2019 National Jewish Book Awards Winners

Bari Weiss, Deborah Lipstadt, and Etgar Keret receive honors; Tablet’s Newish Jewish Encyclopedia is a finalist.

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Megxit, a Very Jewish Story

A boychik abandoning his grandmother’s ancient tradition for a new and exciting life outside the fold? Philip Roth could’ve written that story.

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Take One: Berakhot 12

Today’s daily page of Talmud begins with a ruling on wine, beer, and blessings, and inspires a a meditation on going green

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Phish, the Shas, and God

Two Jewish traditions, one rockin’ and the other rabbinic, coincide in one historic day

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Take One: Berakhot 11

Today’s daily page of Talmud gives us a sprightly story about beards that’s really a manual on how to disagree

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The Sense of a Woman

Fighting her way into the male-dominated world of the Talmud, Beruria challenged the orthodoxy with her wit and learnedness

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Take One: Berakhot 10

Today’s daily page of Talmud introduces one of the Talmud’s only prominent women, the witty and wise Beruria

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Take One: Berakhot 8 and 9

Today’s daily pages of Talmud muse about evil neighbors, the meaning of community, and how to break free

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The Talmud Adami: Adam Kirsch’s Complete ‘Daf Yomi’ Columns

Seven-and-a-half years, 2,711 pages, 288 columns, plus 2 podcasts, a camel on fire, a eunuch, bowls full of sacrificial blood, and an elephant that might be dead

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Take One: Berakhot 6 and 7

Today’s daily pages of Talmud wonder whether God also prays, and offer parenting advice from the Almighty

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Take One: Berakhot 4 and 5

Today’s daily pages of Talmud ponder why bad things happen to good people, and give us a lesson of humility from an unexpected dude

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Imagine a Fist Punching Down at Dead Cartoonists Forever

Five years later, it’s clear that the response to the Charlie Hebdo attack normalized anti-free speech ideas that have become more influential in progressive discourse

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Take One: Berakhot 3

Today’s daily page of Talmud warns us that the perfect is the enemy of the good, and gives us tips on how to live in a broken world

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Tough Love

In the first installment of Tablet’s new Talmud column, a meditation on the meaning of suffering

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Take One: Berakhot 2

Introducing Tablet’s new Daf Yomi podcast

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Should Jews Oppose Bail Reform?

Three prominent progressive rabbis and community leaders say doing so sparks racism; Liel Leibovitz responds

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Parsha in Progress Episode 34: When Should Leaders Cry?

Parshat Vayigash: The tears of Joseph

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Fighting the Darkness with My Electric Menorah

It may be tacky, but there’s no better way of spreading light in a time of growing anti-Semitism and fear

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Behind Bars with the Black Israelites

Most of the world learned about the extreme group after the Jersey City shooting. I met them as a Jew spending a decade in prison.

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Parsha in Progress Episode 33: Do Dreams Tell Your Future?

Parshat Miketz: Pharaoh’s odd visions

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‘Achoti’

In our last episode, ‘Achi’ (my brother), we told the tale of two siblings and their unusual life together. Today, we’re sharing a little companion bonus track, in which senior producer Yochai Maital talks to his older sister Temira Finesilver about their very different lifestyles.

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Remembering Allan Gerson, Fierce Defender of Victims’ Rights

His campaign to hold Libya accountable for the attack on Pan Am Flight 103 resulted in a massive settlement—and a shift in attitudes toward terror-supporting states

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Parsha in Progress Episode 32: Loved and Unloved Wives

Parshat Vayetzei: When love is a true pain

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A Newly Published Book of Letters Provides a Thrilling Eyewitness Account of Israel’s Birth

Seventy-two years ago this week, the U.N. voted on the Partition Plan, paving the way to Israel’s birth. A letter written that night from Jerusalem captures the community’s joy, gratitude, and trepidation.

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The Last ‘Rabbi’ of Baghdad

Jews have been in Iraq for more than two-and-a-half millennia. Today, the entire Jewish community of Baghdad can fit in a single car. In this special Thanksgiving bonus episode, a conversation between Mishy Harman and Emad Levy.

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Forty Years?

Debunking the latest claptrap on American policy and Israeli settlements

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Nothing to Worry About

In an excerpt from a new memoir, ‘One Hundred Autobiographies,’ one man’s advice about facing the draft during the Vietnam War

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Parsha in Progress Episode 31: Rebecca’s Well of Kindness

Parshat Chayei Sarah: The pain of holy interruptions

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