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A Revolution in Jewish Learning, With Women Driving Change

Jan. 4, 2020

For centuries, Talmud study has been the domain of men. Through Hadran, women are increasingly embracing it.

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A first-of-its-kind Jerusalem event shows that Talmud learning is for women, too

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?

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In Jerusalem, the world of Talmud study fetes its newest superstars — women

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

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Orthodox Jewish Women Take A New Lead In Talmud Study In Israel

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.

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The Woman Leading a Revolution in Talmud Learning

February 25, 2020

On Jan. 5, thousands of Jewish people gathered in a hall in Jerusalem for Siyum HaShas, the celebration marking the completion of the seven-and-a-half year Daf Yomi cycle of Talmud study.

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Talmud study isn’t just for men

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.

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Rabbanit Michelle Cohen Farber Teaches the Daf at Rinat

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.

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Thousands gather to celebrate women’s Talmud study in Jerusalem

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.

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Standing up for Talmud Study

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."

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