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Class Schedule 2018-19

Matan: the Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for Torah Studies welcomes all women who seek to expand their knowledge and understanding of Torah to enroll in our broad and varied programs of study.  Students can choose classes according to their personal tastes and particular interests.

Please join us and grow in Torah learning

Matan Academic Year Begins On October 7, 2018 | 28 Tishrei

 

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“A Simple Reading” Rashbam on Sefer Breishit

Rivka Bash

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Tuesday 8:30-9:30 Mini Series
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Tuesday
ז' בחשוון - יב' בכסליו
October 16- November 20

Matan Modiin

Rivka Imeinu 5/1

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Matan Modiin
Rivka Bash
is a lecturer at Matan. She earned an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University. Her area of interest is Medieval Commentary. Rivka is a graduate of Matan's Bible and Biblical Exegesis Program.

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The classes take place at private homes

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Matan Modiin

Iyov

Miriam Reisler

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Thursday 9:00-10:00 Yearlong

לרפואת אביגיל מלכה בת חנה יהודית

Matan Beit Shemesh

Beit Knesset Netzach Menashe
18 Reuven St. Beit Shemesh

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Matan Beit Shemesh

Agadeta

Rotating Lecturers

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Tuesday 9:50-11:20 Yearlong

The three speakers will be:

Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg – Rabbi Ginsberg is Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah and Director of Midreshet Amudim, both located in Modiin. He received his semicha fro Yeshivat Bnai Torah, and was a former rebbe at the Yeshiva Gedola of West Hempstead and Rambam Mesivta. Along with teaching young adults at Migdal and Amudim, he delivers multiple weekly shiurim to adults in both advanced Gemara and Fundamentals of Philosophy.

Dr. Julie Goldstein –  Dr. Julie Goldstein is Rosh Midrasha of Midreshet Amudim, located in Modiin. Her teaching experience includes NYU, Ma’ayanot High School,  JLIC at UCLA, and nearly two decades of Jewish communal and adult education lectures. Dr. Goldstein received an MA in Jewish philosophy at YU and a joint PhD in medieval history and Judaic Studies at NYU. She is much sought after lecturer throughout Israel and overseas

Rabbi Jonathan Ziring – Rabbi Ziring is currently a R”am at Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah, located in Modiin.   He was the former Sgan Rosh Kollel of the Yeshiva University Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov of Toronto and the Rabbinic Assistant of BAYT. He has semicha from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and an MA in Jewish Philosophy from Bernard Revel Graduate School. He has previously been a member of the Kollel Gavoah at Yeshivat Har Etzion and a fellow at the Tikvah Fund.  He has taught in many contexts in the US, Canada, and Israel, focusing particularly on the Halachic Process.

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Tuesday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018- June 18, 2019

Matan Chashmonaim

Beit Knesset HaRimon
Rimon St. Chashmonaim

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Matan Chashmonaim

The Book of Bereishit (Continuation from last year)

Tanya White

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Wednesday 10:10-11:15
Matan Zichron Yaakov

Beit Knesset Neve Habaron
Reuven Street

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Matan Zichron Yaakov
Tanya White
holds a B.A. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and an M.A. in Jewish Studies and Philosophy from SOAS/LSJS and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish Philosophy at Bar Ilan University. She is a graduate of the Matan’s Ayanot Scholars Program in Raanana and has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies and the Kinloss Kollel, London.  She currently teaches courses in Jewish Philosophy, Parasha and Sefer Bamidbar for Matan Raanana, Zichron Yaakov and Tel Mond. Her search for an authentic and honest approach to Torah and contemporary issues through the prism of Jewish thought can be viewed on her blog-page www.contemplatingtorah.wordpress.com.

Continuing Revelation: The Culture of Responsa Literature

Ilana Fodiman Silverman

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Wednesday 8:45-10:00
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Starting October 3rd

Matan Zichron Yaakov

Beit Knesset Neve Habaron
Reuven Street

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Matan Zichron Yaakov

Inyanei D’Yoma: Morning Through Time with Chazal and Beyond

Debbie Zimmerman

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Tuesday 8:30-9:40
Matan Beit Shemesh

Beit Knesset Netzach Menashe
18 Reuven St. Beit Shemesh

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Matan Beit Shemesh

Mini-series installments on Essential Jewish Thoght

Rabbi Jonathan Duker

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Monday 20:15
Matan Beit Shemesh

Swicklek Home , Reuven 31, Bet Shemesh

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Matan Beit Shemesh
Rabbi Jonathan Duker
earned his BA and MA in Jewish History from Yeshiva University and received his rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nehemia Goldberg and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. In addition to his teaching at Matan, he also serves as the Coordinator of Special Programs at Midreshet Amudim and serves on the faculty of Midreshet AMIT. He is the author of The Spirits Behind the Law: The Talmudic Scholars (Urim Publications). Rabbi Duker lives in Beit Shemesh with his wife and children.

TBA

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

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Sunday 8:45-9:45 Yearlong
Matan Beit Shemesh

Green Home, Yerushalaim 6/2, Ramat Shilo

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Matan Beit Shemesh
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
founder of the Tanakh Study Center www.tanach.org, is an internationally acclaimed Bible scholar and pioneer of Jewish education on the internet. His essays on Parshat Ha’Shavua reflect his vibrant thematic-analytical approach, blending the methods of modern scholarship with traditional approaches.  As a Rebbe at Yeshivat Har Etzion, where he founded the Yeshiva's Virtual Beit Midrash, he is best known for his ability to teach students how to study Tanakh.   Rabbi Leibtag also teaches at Yeshivat Shaalavim, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Matan and routinely lectures around the globe, primarily as a scholar in residence in communities in North America.

Sefer Dvarim Part Two

Rabbanit Shani Taragin

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Sunday 10:00-11:00 Yearlong
Matan Beit Shemesh

Green Home, Yerushalaim 6/2, Ramat Shilo

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Matan Beit Shemesh
Rabbanit Shani Taragin
received her B.A. and M.A. in Tanakh and Talmud from Bar Ilan University and is certified as a Halakhic Advisor.  She is the Educational Director of Matan’s Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies and of the Morot L’Halakha program in Matan HaSharon.  Shani teaches Tanakh at Matan and is the curriculum coordinator for the Matan-Bnei Akiva program (MTVA).  She also teaches at other advanced women’s Torah institutes in Israel.

Sefer Shmuel

Deena Kahane

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Sunday 9:45-10:45 Bi-weekly
Matan Beit Shemesh

Beit Knesset Netzach Menashe
18 Reuven St. Beit Shemesh

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Matan Beit Shemesh

On Covenant, Crisis and Commitment

Tanya White

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Tuesday 11:20-12:45 Bi-Weekly

This course will focus on the notion of ברית – Covenant, from a philosophical and theological point of view. We will trace its development from Tanach to contemporary times understanding its centrality in Judaism then and now. We will study the thought of modern day covenantal thinkers such as R. Yitz Greenberg, R. David Hartman, R. Jonathan Sacks, that in light of the Holocaust and the onset of modernity reassess, often radically, the meaning and implications of the covenant.

 

THIS COURSE IS BI-WEEKLY

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Tuesday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018- June 18, 2019

Matan Chashmonaim

Beit Knesset HaRimon
Rimon St. Chashmonaim

Price: 550 ILS
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Matan Chashmonaim
Tanya White
holds a B.A. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and an M.A. in Jewish Studies and Philosophy from SOAS/LSJS and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish Philosophy at Bar Ilan University. She is a graduate of the Matan’s Ayanot Scholars Program in Raanana and has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies and the Kinloss Kollel, London.  She currently teaches courses in Jewish Philosophy, Parasha and Sefer Bamidbar for Matan Raanana, Zichron Yaakov and Tel Mond. Her search for an authentic and honest approach to Torah and contemporary issues through the prism of Jewish thought can be viewed on her blog-page www.contemplatingtorah.wordpress.com.

Esther, Daniel and the Diaspora Experience

Yael Leibowitz

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Tuesday 8:20-9:40 Yearlong

This course will explore the divergent portraits of exile and diaspora presented in various works of Tanakh. Focusing primarily on the Books of Esther and Daniel’ the course will delve of identity, theology, nationhood, and the ever-evolving quality of ethnic and religious signifiers.

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Tuesday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018- June 18, 2019

Matan Chashmonaim

Beit Knesset HaRimon
Rimon St. Chashmonaim

Price: 1100 ILS
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Matan Chashmonaim
Yael Leibowitz
has her M.A. in Judaic Studies from Columbia University. Prior to making Aliyah, Yael taught Tanakh in the Upper School of Ramaz, and then went on to join the Judaic Studies faculty at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. She has taught Continuing Education courses at Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and served as Resident Scholar at the Jewish Center of Manhattan. She is currently teaching at Matan and Pardes as she continues her studies at Bar Ilan.

Customs and Rituals: Why we do what we do

Gina Junger

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Tuesday 20:30-21:30 Yearlong

We will explore different Jewish life cycle events and religious practices and differentiate between “halacha” and “minhag”. We will discuss different customs from different places and try to answer, “Why we do what we do.”

Alternate weeks

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Tuesday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 19, 2019

Matan HaSharon

The Mindy Greenberg Institute
4 HaPalmach, Raananna

Price: 440 ILS
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Matan HaSharon
Gina Junger
made Aliya from the U.S. in 1983. She studied at Bar Ilan University. Gina has been involved in adult education since 1988 and for the past 22 years she has been lecturing in Jewish studies at Matan. She is currently giving Torah classes in the Ra'anana and Netanya branches of Matan.

Trei Assar: Shivat Tzion – Dreams and Destiny

Rabbanit Shani Taragin

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Tuesday 12:00-13:00 Yearlong

We will study the collected prophecies of the Trei Asar – from Chavakuk through Malachi. As we explore the historical context of the prophets on the eve of destruction of the Beit HaMikdash, we will appreciate their unique nuances and personalities as well as their timeless religious messages. We will then proceed to focus on the last three prophets – Chaggai, Zecharia and Malachi who encourage and accompany the Shivat Tzion – the returnees to Yerushalayim after seventy years of loss of autonomy. Political, economic, and social challenges face the people as they attempt to rebuild the Mikdash and reestablish their communities in Judea. The prophets will address these issues through a religious perspective as they simultaneously rebuke and encourage. We will note the numerous parallels between their time period and our contemporary state as the timeless messages of the prophets come to life.

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Tuesday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 19, 2019

Matan HaSharon

The Mindy Greenberg Institute
4 HaPalmach, Raananna

Price: 880 ILS
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Matan HaSharon
Rabbanit Shani Taragin
received her B.A. and M.A. in Tanakh and Talmud from Bar Ilan University and is certified as a Halakhic Advisor.  She is the Educational Director of Matan’s Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies and of the Morot L’Halakha program in Matan HaSharon.  Shani teaches Tanakh at Matan and is the curriculum coordinator for the Matan-Bnei Akiva program (MTVA).  She also teaches at other advanced women’s Torah institutes in Israel.

Obscure Issues in Parshat HaShavua

Dr. Chana Tannenbaum

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Tuesday 10:30-11:45 Yearlong

This semester we will study obscure issues in the Parsha. Every Parsha contains those unusual or difficult concepts, situations or expressions. Together we will try to make sense of these issue and come out with a deeper and more meaningful understanding of Torah and enhance our relationship to it.

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Tuesday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 19, 2019

Matan HaSharon

The Mindy Greenberg Institute
4 HaPalmach, Raananna

Price: 880 ILS
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Matan HaSharon
Dr. Chana Tannenbaum
has been a sought after Jewish educator for over thirty years. She was the recipient of the Baumel award as the most outstanding faculty member at Yeshiva University where she earned her doctorate in Jewish Education and Administration. Since making aliyah with her family in 1997 to Nof Ayalon, she has taught in Bar Ilan University, Michlelet Herzog and Matan.

The Genesis of Thought: Reflections on Sefer Bereshit – Avraham onwards

Tanya White

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Tuesday 9:00-10:15 Yearlong

Using the biblical text as its springboard, this course will explore themes in Sefer Bereshit that stand at the foundation of our human and Jewish experience of existence. Through the prism of traditional commentators, ancient and modern philosophers, contemporary psychologists and social commentators, it will address a variety of topics that arise in the book of Bereshit from Avraham onwards. The course will aim to provide a novel and holistic approach to the text that will leave us in no doubt as to the centrality and relevance of the Biblical exegesis to our lives today.

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Tuesday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 19, 2019

Matan HaSharon

The Mindy Greenberg Institute
4 HaPalmach, Raananna

Price: 880 ILS
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Matan HaSharon
Tanya White
holds a B.A. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and an M.A. in Jewish Studies and Philosophy from SOAS/LSJS and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish Philosophy at Bar Ilan University. She is a graduate of the Matan’s Ayanot Scholars Program in Raanana and has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies and the Kinloss Kollel, London.  She currently teaches courses in Jewish Philosophy, Parasha and Sefer Bamidbar for Matan Raanana, Zichron Yaakov and Tel Mond. Her search for an authentic and honest approach to Torah and contemporary issues through the prism of Jewish thought can be viewed on her blog-page www.contemplatingtorah.wordpress.com.

Mitzvot between Man and his Fellow Man

Gina Junger

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Monday 9:00-10:00 Yearlong

The course will focus on the halachic and philosophical aspects of various mitzvot relating to interpersonal relationships. Some of the topics we will cover – Personal dignity, Causing others to sin, Bearing a grudge and taking revenge as well as Visiting the sick and comforting mourners.

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Monday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 19, 2019

Matan HaSharon

The Mindy Greenberg Institute
4 HaPalmach, Raananna

Price: 880 ILS
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Matan HaSharon
Gina Junger
made Aliya from the U.S. in 1983. She studied at Bar Ilan University. Gina has been involved in adult education since 1988 and for the past 22 years she has been lecturing in Jewish studies at Matan. She is currently giving Torah classes in the Ra'anana and Netanya branches of Matan.

Esther, Daniel and the Diaspora Experience

Yael Leibowitz

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Monday 10:15-11:30 Yearlong

This course will explore the divergent  portraits of exile and diaspora presented in various works of Tanakh.  Focusing primarily on the Books of Esther and Daniel, the course will delve deeply into the impact of exile on issues of identity, theology, nationhood, and the ever-evolving quality of ethnic and religious signifiers.

Times
Monday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 19, 2019

Matan HaSharon

The Mindy Greenberg Institute
4 HaPalmach, Raananna

Price: 880 ILS
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Matan HaSharon
Yael Leibowitz
has her M.A. in Judaic Studies from Columbia University. Prior to making Aliyah, Yael taught Tanakh in the Upper School of Ramaz, and then went on to join the Judaic Studies faculty at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. She has taught Continuing Education courses at Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and served as Resident Scholar at the Jewish Center of Manhattan. She is currently teaching at Matan and Pardes as she continues her studies at Bar Ilan.

Between Rejection and Embrace: The Poetry and Philosophy of Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi

Rabbi Eitan Ben David

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Monday 11:45-12:45 Yearlong

Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, poet, physician, and Jewish philosopher, was an avid participant in the cross-cultural exchange between Jews and Arabs in Medieval Spain before he rejected this luxurious lifestyle and headed to the Land of Israel in search of spiritual fulfillment. Why did Halevi abandon the rich culture of Spain ? Did he ever look back with regret? What can we moderns, also caught between our own conflicted identities, learn from Halevi’s life experience and writings?

In this course, we will study Halevi’s seminal work, the Kuzari, along with his secular and religious poetry in order to gain insight into the rich spiritual world.

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Monday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 19, 2019

Matan HaSharon

The Mindy Greenberg Institute
4 HaPalmach, Raananna

Price: 880 ILS
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Matan HaSharon
Rabbi Eitan Ben David
is the Rabbi of Kehillat Shivtei Yisrael. Rav Ben David served in several rabbinic posts including in Lincoln Square Synagogue, the Yeshiva of Cape Town, SAR High School, and West Side Sephardic Synagogue.

Perek Shira – The Universe Sings: What is Our Message?

Devorah Kur

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Monday 10:15-11:30 Yearlong

Hashem formed each element of Creation with its own unique verse. Each one has a specific message for us – a ‘Life Lesson’. Let’s study the verses that these 85 components of Creation – for example; the sun, mountains, pomegranates, swallows, elephants, spiders, lightening, grass and so many more – come to teach us.

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Monday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 19, 2019

Matan HaSharon

The Mindy Greenberg Institute
4 HaPalmach, Raananna

Price: 880 ILS
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Matan HaSharon
Devorah Kur
is a reflexologist, a bereavement counselor and an associate in Logotherapy (counseling to find meaning in life's difficulties). She is passionate about helping people through their illnesses, challenges and struggles in life. Devorah lives in Raanana with her family where she runs an Integrative Wellness clinic. She has lectured throughout Israel, South Africa and New York and is currently teaching a personal growth through Parsha class at Matan HaSharon.

Talmud – Masechet Taanit

Rebecca Linzer

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Monday 8:45-10:00 Yearlong

This course will teach the basic skills necessary for Talmud study. It will present traditional and historical approaches to the material studied. The program will integrate guided Beit Midrash style chavruta study with class discussion.

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Monday
כ"ח בתשרי - ט"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 19, 2019

Matan HaSharon

The Mindy Greenberg Institute
4 HaPalmach, Raananna

Price: 880 ILS
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Matan HaSharon
Rebecca Linzer
has a B.Sc. in Biology from Barnard College and an M.Sc in Genetics from Rutgers University. She studied at Orot College in Israel and Drisha in New York. She was in the Ayanot Matmidot program at Matan HaSharon. She teaches Talmud and Development of Halakha at Matan HaSharon and in Oranit. She is the International Coordinator for the Matan Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program and the administrator of the Beit Midrash Programs at Matan HaSharon. She has a website that helps parents add Jewish learning to the family table www.tochokevaro.com

From Machshava to Halakha: Analyzing Topics in Sefer Breshit

Rabbi Shai Finkelstein

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Monday 8:10-8:50 1st Semester

In this course participants will analyze special topics in Sefer Bereshit from a Machshava perspective and the Halakhic ramifications that derive from it. Topics such as: the relationships between Man and nature, animal experiments, the image of God as a deciding factor in human dignity etc. The course will highlight the link between the world of Machshava and Halahka and the reciprocal relations between them.

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Monday
כ"ח בתשרי - ב' באדר א
October 7, 2018 - February 7, 2019

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 375 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Rabbi Shai Finkelstein
was born in Israel, attended Yeshivat Shaalavim, served in the Artillery unit of the IDF and was ordained by the Cheif Rabbinate of Israel. He is currently the Rabbi of Kehilat Nitzanim in Baka Jerusalem and lectures in Pardes, OU Israel Center and Yeshurun. He is also the Director of Rabbinic Alliance and Community Engagement in Tzohar. For the past 16 years he was the Rosh Kollel of Torah Mitzion and the Senior Rabbi of the Baron Hirsch Synagogue in Memphis TN, U.S.A . Rabbi Finkelstein also earned an MBA from the Fogelman School of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis.

Shabbat, Charity and Community structures in Halakhic Responsa

Rabbanit Surele Rosen

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Thursday 10:30-11:45 Yearlong

The course will delve into the tool box of a Posek in the process of reaching a Halakhic ruling.
How does a Posek translate a given situation into Halakhic concepts he can use? What takes precedence in the process?
We will study a number of תשובות dealing with Charity, Shabbat and Community structures to work through the intricate process of a Psak .

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Thursday
כ"ח בתשרי - י"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 20, 2019

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 925 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Rabbanit Surele Rosen
is a graduate of Matan’s Advanced Talmudic Institute and she is the head of Metivta: Matan’s Advanced Talmud Program. Surele is also a student in Hilkhata: Matan’s Advanced Halakhic Institute. She is a Halakhic responder as part of the Meshivat Nefesh project online. Surele is a certified Toenet Rabbanit and writes a column on Parshat HaShavua for the Makor Rishon newspaper. She is married and lives in Jerusalem with her family.

The History of Halakha: How Decisions are Made by Rabbinic Authorities

Nechama Goldman Barash

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Thursday 9:00-10:15 Yearlong

A look at two different schools of Halakhic decision making – Sephardi and Ashkenazi – will help us understand how different models of Halakhic decision making greatly influenced Halakhic practice in different countries and communities and very much influence how Halakhic decisions are made today. Many contemporary topics will be dealt with but the most fascinating part of the course will be following the history of Halakha as it evolved very differently in two different parts of the Jewish world over the last centuries.

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Thursday
כ"ח בתשרי - י"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 20, 2019

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 925 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Nechama Goldman Barash
made aliyah from Philadelphia over 20 years ago after graduating from Stern College. She studied for three years in Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute and finished an M.A. in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. She is a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halakha program and has been certified to teach brides before their weddings, as well as qualifying as a sex educator through Yahel and the Eden Center. She also studied for three years in Matan's Advanced Halakha program, Hilkhata. She teaches contemporary Halakha and Talmud at Matan and Pardes, as well as Talmud and women and Halakha in Torah V'Avodah (TVA), a Bnei Akiva gap year program based in Matan. She is an active member of Beit Hillel and participates in interfaith dialogue through Roots, based in Gush Etzion, close to where she lives with her husband and daughters.

Esther, Daniel and the Diaspora Experience

Yael Leibowitz

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Wednesday 12:00-13:10 Yearlong

This course will explore the divergent portraits of exile and diaspora presented in various works of Tanakh. Focusing primarily on the Books of Esther and Daniel, the course will delve deeply into the impact of exile on issues of identity, theology, nationhood, and the ever-evolving quality of ethnic and religious signifiers.

Times
Wednesday
כ"ח בתשרי - י"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 20, 2019

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 925 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Yael Leibowitz
has her M.A. in Judaic Studies from Columbia University. Prior to making Aliyah, Yael taught Tanakh in the Upper School of Ramaz, and then went on to join the Judaic Studies faculty at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. She has taught Continuing Education courses at Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and served as Resident Scholar at the Jewish Center of Manhattan. She is currently teaching at Matan and Pardes as she continues her studies at Bar Ilan.

Entering the Academy: The Talmud Here and Now

Nechama Goldman Barash

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Wednesday 10:30-11:45 Yearlong

In this course we will study a tractate of Talmud with a careful reading of the text coupled with a modern awareness of how the Talmud was redacted and how the Tannaim who lived in 200 C.E. interact with the Amoraim who lived from 200 to 450 C.E., to the final editing that brought these different layers into conversation around topics structured by the Mishna. It is a living and dynamic dialogue that encompasses Halakhic discourse, Aggadic interpretation of Torah and mundane topics that confront the sages on a daily basis. The breakdown of each sugya or unit of Talmud will help us appreciate the vastness of Oral Torah and how relevant it remains today.

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Wednesday
כ"ח בתשרי - י"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 20, 2019


Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 925 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Nechama Goldman Barash
made aliyah from Philadelphia over 20 years ago after graduating from Stern College. She studied for three years in Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute and finished an M.A. in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. She is a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halakha program and has been certified to teach brides before their weddings, as well as qualifying as a sex educator through Yahel and the Eden Center. She also studied for three years in Matan's Advanced Halakha program, Hilkhata. She teaches contemporary Halakha and Talmud at Matan and Pardes, as well as Talmud and women and Halakha in Torah V'Avodah (TVA), a Bnei Akiva gap year program based in Matan. She is an active member of Beit Hillel and participates in interfaith dialogue through Roots, based in Gush Etzion, close to where she lives with her husband and daughters.

Sefer Dvarim: Code & Commentary

Rabbanit Shani Taragin

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Wednesday 10:30-11:45 Yearlong

Upon imminent entrance to the Land of Israel, Moshe Rabbenu teaches the nation the necessary lessons and commandments to establish a theocentric society as they shift to an agrarian-based lifestyle. We will examine the content and structure of his speech as we compare with previous teachings of mitzvoth and narratives in Shemot-Bamidbar. Textual skills will be employed and honed as we analyze the style and explanations of Moshe’s last lecture to Bnei Yisrael.

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Wednesday
כ"ח בתשרי - י"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 20, 2019

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 925 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Rabbanit Shani Taragin
received her B.A. and M.A. in Tanakh and Talmud from Bar Ilan University and is certified as a Halakhic Advisor.  She is the Educational Director of Matan’s Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies and of the Morot L’Halakha program in Matan HaSharon.  Shani teaches Tanakh at Matan and is the curriculum coordinator for the Matan-Bnei Akiva program (MTVA).  She also teaches at other advanced women’s Torah institutes in Israel.

Isaiah’s Prophecies of Consolation

Dr. Yael Ziegler

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Wednesday 9:00-10:15 Yearlong

Suffused with unremitting passion, sublime poetry, and uncompromising principle, the book of Isaiah serves as an apt example of the enduring significance and exquisite composition of Biblical prophecy. In our study of Isaiah, we will explore Isaiah’s timeless religious and moral instructions, using Midrashim, classical Mefarshim, contemporary Biblical interpretation, and literary methods. In this section of Isaiah (chapters 40-66), we will endeavor to understand the prophecies within their historical context, namely, the exciting and promising period of Shivat Zion. By comparing Isaiah’s themes and language to other Biblical books, we will link Isaiah to the broader biblical tradition, in a bid to gain insights into the manner in which the period of Shivat Zion remedies the theological and political catastrophe that marked the Hurban and exile.

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Wednesday
כ"ח בתשרי - י"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 20, 2019

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 925 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Dr. Yael Ziegler
is a lecturer in Tanakh at Matan and at Herzog College. She grew up in Philadelphia and completed her B.A. at Stern College of Yeshiva University in New York. After making Aliyah in 1991, she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Tanakh at Bar Ilan University. Dr. Ziegler teaches Tanakh around the world, including in the USA, Canada, England, Switzerland, South Africa and Australia. She is the author of Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy and Promises to Keep and her book on Megilat Eicha is due to be published in 2019.

Learn and Tour – 2019 – The Days of David

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

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Monday 8:45-10:15 Yearlong

Learn and Tour Course: The Days of David: Dynasty & Destiny with Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Rabbanit Shani Taragin and Shulie Mishkin

First Semester: Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

Second Semester: Rabbanit Shani Taragin

Tours led by Shulie Mishkin

Limited number of places

Times
Monday
כ"ח בתשרי - י"ז בסיון
October 7, 2018 - June 20, 2019

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 1450 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
founder of the Tanakh Study Center www.tanach.org, is an internationally acclaimed Bible scholar and pioneer of Jewish education on the internet. His essays on Parshat Ha’Shavua reflect his vibrant thematic-analytical approach, blending the methods of modern scholarship with traditional approaches.  As a Rebbe at Yeshivat Har Etzion, where he founded the Yeshiva's Virtual Beit Midrash, he is best known for his ability to teach students how to study Tanakh.   Rabbi Leibtag also teaches at Yeshivat Shaalavim, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Matan and routinely lectures around the globe, primarily as a scholar in residence in communities in North America.