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Sofia Freudenstein

2022/5782

Dvar Torah / Bamidbar / Naso

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D’var Torah; Parshat Naso; Parashah; Adultery; God; Mishnah; Prevention; Rabbinic; Relationships; Reward and punishment; Sotah; Talmud; Tanakh

The balance between the sotah ritual erasing God’s name and preventing adultery and erasing the ritual due to human complication is a fine one. Sofia Freudenstein proposes that this dynamic reflects the ever-changing place of God and the Rabbis in our lives.

Avi Finegold; Ilana Zackon; David Sklar, in The Canadian Jewish News

June 17, 2022

In the News; Multimedia / Podcasts

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Rabba Aliza Libman Baronofsky; Rabba Amy Newman

Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz

2022/5782

Dvar Torah / Holidays / Shavuot

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D’var Torah; Holidays; Shavuot; Comparative texts; Conversation; Conversion; Education; Learning; Literary devices; Matan Torah; Megillah; Pedagogy; Prophecy; Setting; Talmud; Tanakh; Teaching

In a holiday celebrating Torah study, it is fitting to have several methods of teaching outlines. Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz outlines the ways that the landscapes of Matan Torah, Yechezkel’s first prophecy and Rut and Naomi’s conversations align with the pedagogical model.

The Jewish Education Project, in Jewish News Syndicate

May 6, 2022

In the News

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Article; Education; Leadership; Teaching; Torah study; Women Rabbis

Creating new opportunities and working with existing staff members, Rabba Yaffa Epstein joins the Jewish Education Project and will redefine the role of Jewish texts in Jewish education.

Miriam Lorie, in Times of Israel

May 27, 2022

In the News

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Article; Community; Education; Feminism; France; Leadership; Learning; Orthodoxy; Torah study; Women Rabbis

As the times change and women have the chance to achieve the same as men in Judaic fields, Miriam Lorie reflects on the path so many Yeshivat Maharat students have taken in the UK and what it means to be a Rabbi.

Myriam Ackermann-Sommer

2022/5782

Dvar Torah / Vayikra / Bechukotai

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D’var Torah; Parshat Bechukotai; Parashah; Arakhin; Fertility; Finances; History; Judith Antonelli; Money; Rav Amnon Bazak; Talmud; Tanakh; Tradition; Valuation; Work

The values of men and women show extreme discrepancy, but the skewed values can seem odd. Myriam Ackermann-Sommer explains the feminist lens into fertility, and the different values of individuals across cultures.

Linda Caille, in Le Monde

May 13, 2022

In the News

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Article; Community; Education; Feminism; France; Leadership; Learning; Marriage; Orthodoxy; Podcast; Relationships; Torah study; Women Rabbis

Meet the first French couple to both be ordained with Modern Orthodox semikha and their many educational projects.

undefined, in National Council of Jewish Women

May 17, 2022

In the News

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D’var Torah; Video; Abortion; Compassion; Complexity; Feminism; Halakhah; Health; Reproductive health; Roe v. Wade

The Jewish ideas around are much more compassionate than many believe. Rabba Sara Hurwitz joins many more to advocate for a Judaism where the rechem, womb, is treated with rachamim, compassion.

Miriam Lorie

2022/5782

Dvar Torah / Vayikra / Behar

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D’var Torah; Parshat Behar; Parashah; Anarchy; Capitalism; Finances; Ideology; Israel; Morality; Shemittah; Socialism; Society; Tanakh; Utopia

The shemittah system is a utopian system which is full of social and financial equity. Miriam Lorie discusses the ways it has changed to this day and the ways to preserve the original beauty.

John Ringer and Meghna Chakrabarti, in WBUR

May 16, 2022

In the News

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D’var Torah; Podcast; Abortion; Halakhah; Health; Medicine; Mental health; Reproductive health; Roe v. Wade; Questions; Talmud

Rabba Sara Hurwitz joins a panel of clergy members from several religious groups to discuss the religious answer for abortion and the lack of religious freedom in denying access.