Thanks to Evan Winiker who showed me the graphic potential in a page of Talmud.

Talmud is the original “open-source” platform.
Talmud is not Gemara.  Gemara denotes finality, a closed book.  Talmud is not closed, and it’s certainly not a book.
Talmud is a verb, not a noun.

We are Talmud, a living, open conversation, a flow of ideas that began thousands of years ago —  before words  were chiseled on stone or put topaper — and will probably continue to flow thousands of years into the future.

We all have the opportunity to be part of that flow.

We will touch on classic scenarios, Mishnaic sources, Talmudic explanations, conversations.   We will try to understand the people who took part in these conversations, “get into their heads” and learn to see the world through their eyes.  But we willalso try to see what they say through our eyes, too.

These, and other elements will accompany us as we travel along.

I invite you to “Talmud” with me and others on this site.  Read and learn.  Add and others learn with you.

So come, join the flow.

Rabbi Sidney Slivko,
Jerusalem, Israel

About Sidney Slivko

There are so many things I enjoy doing -- teaching, reading, editing, art, networking, computers -- and thank God, I am able to integrate all of them. I am one of the original Jewish Studies teachers to use computer technology and multi-media in Jewish education (Mishna-mation, Hypertext Talmud, Guided Social Simulations & gaming for learning Jewish values, media and drama). I got into this because that's where the students were, and I was fortunate to have principals and school heads that believed in me and allowed me to use my creativity to reach them. Since coming to Israel in 1997 as a fellow in the Melton Senior Educators' Program, I have been expanding my apps and my reach, and still continue to look for new and creative ways to use the media.
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