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Maqom is a school for Adult Talmud Study founded and directed by Rabbi Judith Abrams, Ph.D. Maqom is dedicated to the spiritually enlightening and intellectually honest study of Jewish texts.

Maqom is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please consider becoming a Maqom Associate (a $36 annual contribution) or a lifetime Maqom Associate (a $360 contribution) by making a tax deductible donation now. Your support is greatly needed! To see a list of our current associates, please check out our Maqom Associates page.

NOTE: Maqom is now a discussion group, Maqom613, at Google groups where you can read the discussions and post your own comments. If you are a current member or wish to participate, you can sign in or join the Maqom613 group here. New members will need a gmail account to log in, which you can create when you sign up to join the group if you do not yet have an account.

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Women Scholars With the Talmud
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If you like the website, you'll love learning with Rabbi Abrams in person even more! She can come to your synagogue or group as a scholar-in-residence or you can learn with her long distance via phone or Skype. You can also have her teach single lectures to your group. Click here for a list of just a few of the talks available.

Exciting Developments in Long-Term, Intensive Talmud Study at Maqom!

Those who study with Maqom now have the option of working with Rabbi Abrams on a one-on-one basis to do research and create articles about rabbinic literature that would be posted here at Maqom. If you would like to study rabbinic literature more intensely, please send Rabbi Abrams an email or phone her at 713-721-8906.

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Books by Rabbi Abrams

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Latest News

(May 1, 2014) - Rabbi Abrams' Book, The Other Talmud: The Yerushalmi, Featured on Theology Degrees Online

The Other Talmud: The Yerushalmi by Rabbi Abrams has been included on a list of important books for Christian theologians that has been compiled by
TheologyDegreesOnline.com. The list, which includes Rabbi Abrams' book, can be found at

According to Mary Thompson, Content Editor, "Even the most dedicated scholar couldn't read all of the books covering Christian theology, but there are some we feel that every student of theology should read. We think the books on this list, yours included, offer important and interesting perspectives that deserve recognition."

Rabbi Abrams' New Book, The Other Talmud: The Yerushalmi, Available

Book cover for The Other Talmud
Author: Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams
Size: 6.2" x 9" x 1"
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58023-463-4
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

For more information or to purchase your copy, visit
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