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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 43

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 15, 2020 | כ׳ בשבט תש״פ

Can one set a meal over wine and then one person can say a blessing on behalf of others if they are all reclining? Rav…

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Berakhot 42

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 14, 2020 | י״ט בשבט תש״פ

Today’s shiur is sponsored in memory of Gavriel ben Noach z”l by Chanah and Michael Piotrkowski. What blessing does one make on bread “that comes…

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Berakhot 41

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 13, 2020 | י״ח בשבט תש״פ

The rabbis and Rabbi Yehuda disagree in the mishna regarding what does one do if one has a number of foods to make a blessing…

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Berakhot 40

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 12, 2020 | י״ז בשבט תש״פ

What is considered an interruption between making the blessing on bread and eating bread? One should feed one’s animal before one eats. The gemara brings…

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Berakhot 39

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 11, 2020 | ט״ז בשבט תש״פ

Is the question what blessing one makes on cooked vegetables also a tannaitic debate? What does one bless on turnip? On what does it depend?…

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Berakhot 38

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 10, 2020 | ט״ו בשבט תש״פ

The gemara continues to bring various foods to discuss what blessings we make on them. Is dough baked in the ground under the burner considered…

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Berakhot 37

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 9, 2020 | י״ד בשבט תש״פ

What blessing does one make on rice and a dish made with rice? What blessing does one make on chavitaza – a dish with flour…

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Berakhot 36

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 8, 2020 | י״ג בשבט תש״פ

Why does one make a blessing on oil? In what circumstances? The gemara brings various items that are part of trees but aren’t the fruit…

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Berakhot 35

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 7, 2020 | י״ב בשבט תש״פ

What blessing does one make on fruits from trees, fruits from the ground (legumes)? What are the exceptions to the rule? There is a debate…

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Berakhot 34

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 6, 2020 | י״א בשבט תש״פ

The mishna mentions other words that if the chazan used them in prayer, he would be removed. What do we do when the chazan makes…

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