Thursday, December 22, 2011

South Korean Film Team at the Ponevezh Yeshiva


A film team from South Korea was visiting the famous PONEVEZH Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. The South Koreans were investigating an interesting thought: Why are many Jews so intelligent ? Just look at the high amount of Noble Price winners. Thus, the answer must have its roots in the history of Talmud study. 

It is true that Talmud study is anything but easy and it always drives me mad myself when, after a couple of minutes, a former question ends up in another new ten questions.

Ponevezh is located in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv and is considered a posh Yeshiva. Your father shouldbe a well respected Rabbi and you should have a great reputation. Otherwise you will not get accepted there. Moreover, Ponevezh is a kind of conservative, meaning that the students don't go to watch movies or destroy their reputation in any way.

The result of Talmud study should be that the student is changing his life in a positive way !


  1. The Jews who won the Noble Prizes are 99% not Gemara learners. So, these Koreans are looking at the wrong place.

  2. B"H

    That's right but I guess that this is the logic of the Koreans. I met a few here in Israel, as well as Chinese, by the way, and they all admire the Jewish way of learning. Some said that they came to learn from the Jews how to be smart.:-)

  3. bahahahahaha.......these guys could be really funny sometime lol