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Faith, Astrology, and the Total Solar Eclipse

While religious tradition teaches that eclipses may be bad omens, it is also true that during the time of greatest darkness, the most profound light may emerge

Talmud Jewish text

‘Thirst For Wisdom’ Sees Talmud Fly Off Shelves in Italy

A first volume released under a groundbreaking project to translate the Talmud into Italian has become an unexpected best-seller, its publisher said on Friday. A first print run of 2,000 copies sold out in three days and another 3,000 rushed

Talmud Jewish text

$9.3 Million Talmud Breaks Auction Record for Judaica

A 16th-century copy of the Talmud was on Tuesday sold at a New York auction for $9.3 million – a record for Judaic antiques. A source confirmed that the buyer was Leon Black, a New York businessman. Sotheby’s declared that


‘Talmudic Grape’ Resurrected to Make New Line of Wine

JERUSALEM – An Israeli winemaker is turning a nearly extinct variety of grape into wine that was last consumed in the era of the bible, ISRAEL21c reported.  Using 3D and DNA analysis, Marawi grapes were found to be the same

Myths of Love book cover by Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Dr. Ruth Says Men Can’t Help Being Aroused, Cites the Talmud as Proof

Long-time sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer has courted controversy with her latest comments on sex. This time she is being criticized for comments on sexual consent by saying that men can’t help being sexually aroused when the clothes start coming off. Westheimer even cited the Jewish Talmud as proof to back up her claims.