Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies

Rosh Hodesh Essay: And from my students, more than from anyone

This month's essay is by Alyssa Kirsh, currently a fellow in Matan's Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies and a Tanakh teacher in Westchester Day School, She has a BA from Stern College and an M.A. in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate School., 12/19/2017, 6:27 PM

Rosh Hodesh Cheshvan Torah essay: For a blessing and not as a curse

This month's essay is by Rebecca Linzer who teaches Talmud in Matan HaSharon., 10/22/2017, 11:13 PM

Birkot HaTorah and the Churban: Lessons for today’s Jewish classrooms

This month's essay is by Rachel (Immerman) Glickman who has a B.A. from YU and an M.A. from Azrieli Grad. School, both in Jewish Education. This year Rachel is a fellow in Matan's Bellows Eshkolot Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies. , 7/25/2017, 3:46 PM

Rosh Chodesh Torah Essay : The meaning of mourning for Jerusalem

The Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Torah essay is by Yudit Samad who, while a chartered accountant, directed and attended the Women's Midrasha Program in London. She made aliya with her family 3 years ago and is a student in Matan's Morot L’Halakha Program, 6/25/2017, 10:21 PM

Rosh Chodesh Nissan Torah essay:Moon Mindfulnes

This month's essay byShani Taragin, Matan lecturer, who has a B.A. and M.A. in Tanakh and Talmud from Bar-Ilan University and is certified as a Halakhic Advisor in issues of family purity law. , 3/29/2017, 1:13 AM

The new month of Shvat: Not just dried fruits on Tu B'Shvat

By Shulie Mishkin, M.A. a licensed tour guide and a graduate of Matan's Beit Midrash Program. Shuli coordinates the Matan Summer Experience as well as the tours for the Matan "Learning and Touring" courses in English and Hebrew during the year., 1/30/2017, 9:03 AM

Rosh Chodesh Tevet Essay: From darkness to light

This month's essay is by Rabbanit Malka Bina Rabbanit Malke Bina, Chancellor and Director of Matan; winner of Hadassah Prize; Honorary Doctorate from Yeshiva University; Emunah Woman of the Year; Nefesh B'Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize., 12/30/2016, 8:38 AM

Rosh Chodesh essay: Avoda Zara in our time

This month's article is by Margot (Reinstein) Botwinick., 12/1/2016, 11:35 AM

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Essay: For a blessing and not as a curse

The essay is by Rebecca Linzer, who teaches Talmud in Matan Hasharon and is currently a student in the Morot L'Halakha Program, which seeks to create a pool of female leaders and teachers who are learned and versed in broad areas of halakha. , 11/1/2016, 6:51 PM

Rosh Chodesh Essay: The Korach Worldview and its hassidic antidote

Staci Rosenbaum is a Masters student at Bar-Ilan University in English Literature, where she holds a BA in English Literature as well. She just completed a year of intensive learning in the Ayanot Scholar program at Matan HaSharon. , 7/6/2016, 11:59 PM

Rosh Chodesh Sivan Essay: The development of speech

This month's essay is by Tanya White, Matan teacher and doctoral student at Bar Ilan U. in Jewish Philosophy. She has a BA in International Relations from London School of Economics, MA in Jewish Studies and Philosophy from The U. of London.  , 6/7/2016, 5:50 PM

Rosh Chodesh Torah Essay: Jewish models for remembering

This month's Torah essay is by Karen Miller Jackson, who has taught in Drisha and Mattan Hasharon, has an MA in Rabbinic Literature from NYU, writes for the JOFA Journal and lives in Raanana with her family., 5/9/2016, 7:22 AM

Rosh Chodesh Adar Essay: When Adar arrives we increase our happiness

This month's essay is by Oshra Koren, director of Matan HaSharon and developer of the Matan Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah program., 3/10/2016, 11:57 PM

For Adar: The Torah’s three-step plan to happiness

This month's Dvar Torah is by Chaya Bina Katz., 2/11/2016, 9:41 AM

Rosh Chodesh Essay: Healing energy

The author, Devorah Kur, runs a wellness clinic with Reflexology and Logotherapy in Raanana and Jerusalem and teaches at Matan Hasharon., 11/13/2015, 1:07 PM

The Story of the Sale of Joseph, a Central Yom Kippur Service Motif

This Dvar Torah is by Dr. Avigail Rock, senior lecturer at Matan., 9/21/2015, 8:23 AM

Rosh Chodesh Elul Essay: Rosh Hashana Time of Renewal

This month's essay is by Rabbanit Malke Bina, Chancellor and Director of Matan, the first women's Beit Midrash promoting active and intensive Torah learning. , 8/16/2015, 10:58 PM

Rosh Chodesh Av Essay: The Bayit

Yosefa Wruble teaches Tanakh at Matan, and is currently working on her doctorate in Tanakh through Bar Ilan University. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two young daughters., 7/17/2015, 10:00 AM

Rosh Hodesh Tamuz Torah Essay: The Crown of a Good Name

This Dvar Torah is by Nechama Wells, who made aliya 7 years ago and has been learning in the Gemara programs at Matan Yerushalayim for the last 4 years. She is also a math teacher, a mother and a former Girl Scout leader., 6/17/2015, 12:08 PM

Rosh Chodesh Sivan Torah Essay: Truth and Time

This month's essay is by Tanya White, a teacher at Matan HaSharon. Its full title is "The Process of Truth and the Impact of Time.", 5/19/2015, 2:47 PM

Proximity to Holiness Requires Utmost Caution

This month's article is by Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash of Elazar, Gush Etzion., 4/27/2015, 9:31 AM

Rosh Chodesh Nisan Torah Essay: Pesach, Rosh Hashana of Emunah

This article is by Dr. Dodi Fishman Tobin, Director of Matan Bet Shemesh and coordinator of the Matan Advanced Tanach Summer Institute., 3/22/2015, 8:26 AM

Tu Bishvat: The Almond Tree is in Bloom

This month's essay is by Rabbanit Shani Taragin, who has taught Tanakh and Taharat Mishpacha for many years and is the Tanakh Coordinator of Midreshet Torah v'Avoda., 2/3/2015, 11:31 AM

For the New Month of Shvat: A Song of Faith

This Rosh Chodesh shiur is by Sue Gelber, administrative director of Matan HaSharon and experienced Tanakh lecturer. (Note: The Song of the Sea is read in the synagogue during Shvat, but said every day in morning prayers), 1/22/2015, 9:27 AM