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A Treasure Trove of Teachings & A Timeless Mission To Learn

After spending many years in the study of the Talmud Yerushalmi and inquiring into its structure and composition I came to the realization that an entire field of Torah Study remains to be unveiled. The Gaon of Vilna once said that Messianic times will be marked by a renewed interest in the study and analysis of the Talmud Yerushalmi. The last few years of my own inquiry into the character of the Talmud Yerushalmi have yielded more than one thousand observations on phenomena related to the redaction, composition, and character of the Talmud Yerushalmi. These observations, combined with a continued study of the Talmud Yerushalmi can serve as the raw material for a myriad of studies each having the potential of bringing to light much important information about the Talmud Yerushalmi. Each study is just a piece of a much larger puzzle.

In order to realize this mission, Rabbi Michael Linetsky founded the Talmud Yerushalmi Institute with the help and guidance of Dr. Norman Lamm. Highlights of Studies that are currently in progress include Earlier Strata in the Talmud Yerushalmi, which researches the composition and various stages of the Talmud Yerushalmi. It also includes Textual Borrowings, which identifies and explores a variety of discourses which were evidently copied from one location and inserted into a completely different context where the discourse has a significantly different meaning. The study attempts to place the activity of the redactor/redactors within the history of the Talmud Yerushalmi based on their preference of avoiding tampering with the text at the expense of creating an extremely difficult to read pericope. 


July 28th, 2021|

When all is going well many people develop a healthy sense of complacency, while others may develop an unhealthy

Be careful what you ask for

July 28th, 2021|

Even when nothing is truly wrong in our lives many of us will immerse ourselves in our problems and

Status Quo

July 22nd, 2021|

In life we often experience antithetical outcomes. We can try hard at something certain that our efforts will pan


July 21st, 2021|

It is rare to find someone who truly and honestly believes that he is impervious to temptation. However, there

Happy Birthday

January 8th, 2021|

When we are little, nothing excites us more than that long awaited birthday. It is a day when we

It’s a Miracle!

August 7th, 2014|

"Its a Miracle!” - These are words that all us have used and misused. When something unlikely happens we


August 1st, 2014|

We are often faced with a situation where we end up yielding to someone else even though we believe

עריכה והתהוות תלמוד ארץ ישראל

July 7th, 2014|

עדויות על קיום שלבים מוקדמים בתלמוד ארץ ישראל. קיימות דעות מנוגדות קטבית לגבי תהליך עריכת התלמוד הבבלי, אם הוא נצטבר

כוונות טובות. החלטות רעות

July 7th, 2014|

ההחלטות שאנו עושים בכל יום כרגיל מונעות על ידי כוונות בלתי מזיקות. מעטים הם האנשים שאינם מבינים שלהזיק במישהו

Letter of the Law

June 24th, 2014|

The words of the Torah are absolute and literally binding. Even if we think we understand their purpose we

קורח: המחייב הסופי

June 20th, 2014|

בתחילת הפרשה משתדלים קרח ועדתו להפיל את משה ואהרן, מיועדי המנהיגות והכהונה האלה-יות אבל מיתתם המהירה של קרח ועדתו

Letter and Spirit

June 8th, 2014|

The words of the Torah are absolute and literally binding. Even if we think we understand their purpose we

Israel and the Nations

June 1st, 2014|

Jews all over the world are aware of the unusual hostility harbored by the Nations towards our people and

Productive Punishment

May 29th, 2014|

The Torah teaches us about Eve's sin in disregarding God's order not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge.

קידושי אישה בטבעת

May 29th, 2014|

המנהג הרווח בכל קהילות ישראל הוא לקדש אישה בטבעת. גם ידועה לכל יהודי הנוסחה הדגולה "הרי את מקודשת לי

Good Intentions. Bad Decisions.

May 26th, 2014|

Even the purest of intentions can have negative repercussions. The Sages of the Land of Israel teach us that

Women and Men

May 11th, 2014|

The great celebration of the Water Drawing was held in the Women's Courtyard. The Mishnah (Sukkah 2:5) teaches that


May 4th, 2014|

Our moral and ethical standing on Earth determines our standing in the cosmic realm.  What is more is that

Nature Obeys Israel

April 28th, 2014|

The Torah states: "These are the Lord's Times, Holy Occasions, which you shall designate in their designated time" (Lev.

The Size of a Mitzvah

April 24th, 2014|

Many people focus their energies on what appears to them to be an important commandment or a Big Mitzvah,

All of Israel is Equal

April 20th, 2014|

The equality of individuals is usually thought to be a modern concept, one which today defines a desirable society.

How Can I Help?

There are many studies to come, all made possible with your help. In order to realize significant and meaningful progress, please consider contributing to this important cause. The Talmud Yerushalmi Institute is a recognized not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, and your contribution is tax deductible. Talmud Yerushalmi’s Founders are happy to make themselves available to meet and discuss the importance of this work.

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