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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 33

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 5, 2020 | י׳ בשבט תש״פ

Can one stop in the middle of shmone esreh? And if yes, for what types of things? In which blessings of shmone esreh does one…

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Berakhot 32

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 4, 2020 | ט׳ בשבט תש״פ

Chana, Eliahu and Moshe all spoke to God impertinently. Even though it was frowned upon, God answered their prayers. How did Moshe get up the…

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Berakhot 31

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 3, 2020 | ח׳ בשבט תש״פ

The gemara brings situations where people were too happy at a wedding and the father of the groom (a rabbi) broke an expensive item to…

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Berakhot 30

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 2, 2020 | ז׳ בשבט תש״פ

When do we say tefillat haderech – the wayfarer’s prayer? What are the differences between the prayer havinenu and the short prayer one says in…

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Berakhot 29

By Michelle Cohen Farber / February 1, 2020 | ו׳ בשבט תש״פ

When was the blessing against the Saducees instituted – by who and why? Once Shimon HaKatan was davening and forgot the words for that plessing…

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Berakhot 28

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 31, 2020 | ה׳ בשבט תש״פ

The story continues with Rabbi Elazar ben Azaria being chosen – he consults with his wife who warns against taking the job for two reasons.…

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Berakhot 27

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 30, 2020 | ד׳ בשבט תש״פ

What does it mean “until four hours” – until and not including the fourth hour or until and including? Who do we hold like regarding…

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Berakhot 26

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 29, 2020 | ג׳ בשבט תש״פ

What do you do if a sefer Torah is in a room where one is planning to have sex? How far does one need to…

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Berakhot 25

By Michelle Cohen Farber / January 28, 2020 | ב׳ בשבט תש״פ

Can one recite shema if there is feces one’s body or in the area? What if the feces is being passed by? It there a…

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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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