From the Press
January 07, 2021
Rabbanit Michelle Cohen Farber wakes up at 4:45 a.m. every day. One cup of coffee later, she powers on her computer and connects via Zoom from her home in Ra’anana to teach her first Daf Yomi lesson of the day—this one in Hebrew.
February 27, 2020
On Thursday evening, February 20, a large gathering of men and women assembled at Congregation Rinat Yisrael to participate in a Daf Yomi learning session offered by Rabbanit Michelle Cohen Farber.
February 14, 2020
Michelle Farber brings her Daf Yomi experience to Teaneck. The Talmud is the "basis of everything" Rabbanit Michelle Cohen Farber said. "Most of our Judaism comes from the Talmud, and learning it creates a different understanding of our tradition and our religion."
February 2, 2020
Among devout Orthodox Jews, the intense study of Talmud is no longer just a man's world. Women are increasingly delving into this central religious work, and American expats in Israel are at the forefront of the trend.
Jan. 10, 2020
What does one wear to the first major celebration of women’s achievements in Talmud learning, a “before and after” moment that will affect our community for ages to come?
Jan. 6, 2020
An event marks the culmination of a 7.5-year daily gemara cycle — and a crescendo in decades of efforts by teachers to wrest Jewish texts from men’s-only clubs
January 6, 2020
Come in”: There’s Room Now for Women Too in Talmud Learning. Ilana Blumberg
On a cold night in Jerusalem, more than 3300 women and men gathered for the first public celebration of women’s Siyum HaShas.
December 16, 2019
A quiet revolution is taking place in women's learning.
For the past 2,600 or so days Michelle Cohen Farber has opened up her home in Ra’anana at 8.15am sharp to a group of women of all ages to teach them daf yomi — a daily page — of the Babylonian Talmud.