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LIFELONG LEARNING FOR JEWISH WOMEN
June 9

Tammuz: Hot or Cold?

Today is Rosh Chodesh Tammuz (ר״ח תמוז).  Tammuz has a special designation as the “hot season”.  The Gemara in Shabbos speaks about a donkey, that […]

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March 24

Shabbos HaGadol – “The Great Shabbos”

This year, Pesach begins on מוצאי שבת, which means that Shabbos Hagadol falls earlier in the day.  Shabbos Hagadol is a mysterious kind of day, […]

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January 28

Lessons from the Trees | ט״ו בשבט תשפ״א

We know that in ארץ ישראל (Israel) they are already celebrating the coming of spring because ט״ו בשבט (Tu B’Shvat) has arrived, and as the […]

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January 20

Rosh Chodesh Shevat: Thoughts on the Life of the Rambam

Last week we began looking at the personal life of the Rambam from a historical perspective. We addressed the fact that as a child, the […]

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December 31

Parshas Vayechi – 5781

With פרשת ויחי, we reach the end of the first of the five חומשים. In the entire תורה, there are two פרשיות that stand out […]

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December 9

What Makes Chanukah Different?

Trivia question:  Other than Rosh Hashana,  which holiday is celebrated on exactly the same day in Israel and around the world? Answer:  Chanukah What an […]

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November 12

Preparing for Post-Corona

ב״ה   Last week, I read an article in the November issue Exodus Magazine by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks,ע״ה, that I wanted to apply to my educational […]

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October 29

Jewish Mother’s Day

Today is י״א חשון, the Yahrtzeit of רחל אמנו, coined by some as the Jewish Mother’s Day.  Inspired by an article by Rabbi Yitzchok Ginsburgh, […]

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October 8

Simchat Torah 2020

Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah are not dates that I usually write about.  With my new marketing team, I am so grateful that they do […]

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September 24

The Birthday of the World – Elul 5780

Today is כ״ה אלול, the anniversary of the Creation of the World. Yes, Rosh Hashana is the anniversary of the creation of man.  It seems […]

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March 26

Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5780

Even though we all know that פסח is coming, with all of us at home, it almost seems surreal in a sense.  Today is ראש […]

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February 12

Adar Aleph, A Time for שמחה/Happiness?

By the time we bless the new month of Adar, I am usually knee deep in both Purim and Pesach preparations, but this year it […]

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September 4

Elul 5778/Tishrei 5779

In the year 2448, Moshe Rabeinu was busy from Rosh Chodesh Elul until Yom Kippur.  With what?  Until now, I did not give it much […]

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April 23

Pesach Sheini-פסח שני

We are in the days between Pesach and Pesach Sheini, the second Pesach.  No, it is not anything to be anxious about, because the only […]

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December 12

Chanukah 5778

B”H The Chanukah Story:  A Character Review Everyone knows about the Chanukah story, the players, the war, the victory, and the oil.  While researching for […]

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September 28

Erev Yom Kippur 5778

Never having written about Yom Kippur before, I had some interesting reading ahead of me. The Torah, in Parshas Acharei, describes the Kohen Gadol’s service […]

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August 21

Elul 5777

Today’s post is bringing forth a new perspective, at least for me, on the spirit of the month ahead as we enter into the final […]

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July 28

Av 5777

Do our brains change with increased learning? I am an enthusiastic reader of Educational Neuroscience, which is the practice of applying neurology to benefit classroom instruction. […]

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June 22

After שבועות 5777

The Jewish year flows seamlessly from one special time to another, sometimes more obviously than others. We just left the holiday of Shavout that flowed […]

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May 26

Shavuos 5777

Pesach and Shavuos are intrinsically connected. Amidst the numerous Mitzvos and customs of this time of year, the connection between them can sometimes be evasive. […]

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