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Michelle Cohen Farber

Michelle Cohen Farber is the founder of Hadran: Advancing Talmud Study for Women and Daf Yomi for Women, the first woman's podcast on the daf yomi. Michelle studied Talmud at Bar Ilan and in Midreshet Lindenbaum's scholar's program. She has taught Gemara and Halacha in Pelech Jerusalem, Midreshet Lindenbaum and Matan HaSharon. Michelle and her husband, Seth, founded and lead Kehillat Netivot in Ra'anana where they live with their five children.

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Berakhot 24

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 27, 2020 | א׳ בשבט תש״פ

Can you sleep with tefillin under your pillow? Can a man do that if he is in bed with his wife? If two people are…

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Berakhot 23

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 26, 2020 | כ״ט בטבת תש״פ

If one needs to go to the bathroom during shmone esreh, what does one do? Can one pray when one needs to go to the…

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Berakhot 22

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 25, 2020 | כ״ח בטבת תש״פ

There is a debate regarding whether one who experienced a seminal emission can learn some types of Torah, none at all, or all kinds? Was…

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Berakhot 21

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 24, 2020 | כ״ז בטבת תש״פ

From where do we derive that one needs to make a blessing after eating and before learning Torah? Can we say that the reverse also…

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Berakhot 20

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 23, 2020 | כ״ו בטבת תש״פ

Rav Papa asked Abaye why miracles happened in previous generations but do not happen to them? Women, Canaanite slaves and children are exempt from shema…

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Berakhot 19

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 22, 2020 | כ״ה בטבת תש״פ

The court excommunicates those who mock the rabbis or don’t listen to the words of the rabbis. According to Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi, this is…

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Berakhot 18

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 21, 2020 | כ״ד בטבת תש״פ

One whose close relative died is considered an ‘onen’ and is exempt from commandments. Why? What does it mean “if your dead is before you”…

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Berakhot 17

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 20, 2020 | כ״ג בטבת תש״פ

The gemara lists prayers that rabbis would add at the end of their shmone esreh or at particular moments. What is the root of the…

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Berakhot 16

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 19, 2020 | כ״ב בטבת תש״פ

Rabbi Elazar explains what to do when one gets confused at various points in shema. What are the laws regarding workers – can they come…

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Berakhot 15

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 18, 2020 | כ״א בטבת תש״פ

What is the order of activities one should do in the morning? Does one need to search far for water to wash one’s hands before…

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