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Rabbanit Yael Shimoni

Rabbanit Shimoni has learned at Migdal Oz, Matan, and the Susi Bradfield Womenโ€™s Institute for Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum. She holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and a BEd in Torah Shebeโ€™al Peh and Jewish Thought from Herzog College. She is currently studying towards an MA in Jewish Thought Education at Herzog College. Rabbanit Shimoni taught gemara and halakha at Pelech High School and served as a ramit for shana bet at Migdal Oz. She directs Meshivat Nefesh, the online responsa program of the rabbaniyot of Beit Hillel. She is also a plastic artist and member of โ€œA Studio of Her Own.

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The Unique Character of Maaser Sheni – Gefet 34

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / May 22, 2022 | ื›ืดื ื‘ืื™ื™ืจ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

In our new chapter, we are exposed to discussions regarding eating prohibitions which are less familiar to us, as they pertain to the world of…

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Unsoiled from Sin – Gefet 34

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / May 7, 2022 | ื•ืณ ื‘ืื™ื™ืจ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

  Today we will see a Tosfot on daf 58a, however, in order to understand it, we will begin with the mishna on daf 56…

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The Multiple Ways of Fulfilling Maamar – Gefet 33

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / May 6, 2022 | ื”ืณ ื‘ืื™ื™ืจ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

On our daf, the gemara quotes a braita which describes the way that a yevama is betrothed, and asks exactly how this works. As we…

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Can a Person Send Written Testimony to the Beit Din? – Gefet 32

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / April 8, 2022 | ื–ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

ื‘”ื” The Dispute Between Rashi and Tosfot – Can a Person Send Written Testimony to the Beit Din? The mishna on daf 30b discusses situations…

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Principles of Uncertainty – Gefet 31

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / April 4, 2022 | ื’ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

The mishna on daf 24b discusses a situation where there is a suspicion that a man had forbidden relations with a woman, and now he…

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Heavenly Voices and Rabbinic Stories – Gefet 30

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / March 24, 2022 | ื›ืดื ื‘ืื“ืจ ื‘ืณ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

The first perek of Masechet Yevamot ends with words of aggada, and at its center is a Tosfot which discusses aggada in general. Today we…

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Can a Positive Commandment Override a Negative One? – Gefet 29

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / March 14, 2022 | ื™ืดื ื‘ืื“ืจ ื‘ืณ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Does a Positive Commandment Override a Negative Commandment for Which the Punishment is Karet? Why is One Allowed to Marry His Dead Brotherโ€™s Wife Through…

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Who is an Am Haaretz? – Gefet 28

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / March 6, 2022 | ื’ืณ ื‘ืื“ืจ ื‘ืณ ืชืฉืคืดื‘
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Where Can You Find the Divine Presence? – Gefet 27

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / February 25, 2022 | ื›ืดื“ ื‘ืื“ืจ ืืณ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

ื‘ืขื–ืจืช ื”’ The second chapter of Tractate Hagiga is one of the most fascinating chapters in the Gemara in terms of its connections between halacha…

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Paying Taxes: Willingly or by Coercion? – Gefet 26

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / February 18, 2022 | ื™ืดื– ื‘ืื“ืจ ืืณ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

 

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