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15 women blaze trail in Halacha education The Religious Services Ministry has recognized 15 women for their participation in Jewish leadership roles Zvika Klein |  January 16, 2023 In a historic first, 15 women received recognition from the Religious Services Ministry for their successful completion of the first-ever government-administered exam in Halacha (Jewish law). Highlighting the increasing participation of women …

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From grass roots to the establishment – Opinion We recently witnessed history in the making: the new state-administered halakha exams for women. Rabbanit Devorah Evron |  December 21, 2022 It’s not every day that we get to witness history unfold, and for me personally it’s certainly all the more remarkable when those developments relate to …

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In first, women take official Jewish law tests, but activists say it isn’t enough For now, the state-issued exams represent a purely symbolic victory, granting female Torah scholars formal recognition with no practical significance By Judah Ari Gross | 15 December 2022 A group of 17 women took government-issued exams on Jewish law in recent …

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International Halakha Study Program Enters its Second Year  “Women in positions of Jewish leadership need to be able to lead from a position of knowledge,” says Joanne Greenaway, Chief Executive of the London School of Jewish Studies and participant in the International Halakha Scholars Program (IHSP), which has just launched its second year of operation. …

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Historical Moment for Women’s Torah Scholarship In a great moment for Jewish history in general and the history of Jewish women in particular, 13 women from the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) — OTS’s unparalleled, full-time learning initiative for the most outstanding and committed female scholars — are currently preparing to take …

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View previous Meet Rabbanit Elisheva Brauner who just completed her first year as a fellow in the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL). Brauner, who has a degree in Jewish Education from Toronto University and studied in a variety of Torah frameworks now lives in Jerusalem with her husband Asher and her children …

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View previous Rabbanit Hila Naor has just completed her third year as a fellow in the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL). “After years of studying Torah in different and diverse places, I heard about the WIHL and immediately realized that this was the place for me,” says Naor. “This is the place …

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Jewish Press –Women Scholars Gather for First Seminar on Torah Leadership By  David Israel |  July 24, 2022 A group of 18 women scholars from around the world came to Israel last week to meet face to face and learn together after studying Torah intensively via zoom, in classrooms, and pairs, for over a year. …

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Idit Mevorach-Shaag

View previous Meet Idit Mevorach-Shaag, who just finished her third year as a Fellow in the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL). Mevorach-Shaag lives in Jerusalem; she is married to Yair and a mother to Shachar. She possesses a BA degree in Politics and Governance from the University of Ben Gurion. It is …

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View previous Rabbanit Yaffa Aranoff, is finishing her fourth year at the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL). Aranoff is married to Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair; the couple lives in Jerusalem with their children. Prior to joining the WIHL, she worked as an English speechwriter and engaged in academic studies. “The WIHL is the …

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Avigayil Unterberg Nouriel

View previous Meet Rabbanit Avigayil Unterberg Nouriel, a second year fellow in the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL). Unterberg Nouriel made aliya as a young girl with her family from Cleveland, Ohio. Today, she lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Yoni, and their two children Ilan and Shaked. Before coming to the WIHL, …

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Shani Haddad

View previous Meet Rabbanit Shani Haddad, who has just completed her first year as a fellow in the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL). A native of Oregon, Shani now lives in Jerusalem with her husband Tal. Although she previously worked in the field of Education, Shani decided to join the WIHL because …

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