Torah Essay for Chodesh Kislev

Torah Essay for Chodesh Kislev

Whether one is learning Torah or financially supporting Torah learning, it’s essential to place Torah in the center of our lives., 12/1/2019, 8:17 PM
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Torah essay

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Torah essay

This month's Dvar Torah is by Devora Aiken of the Matan Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute, who is studying medicine at Hebrew U. She previously studied at Midreshet Harova. Devora is involved in Achi doing outreach with Israeli secular students., 10/30/2019, 5:59 AM
Rosh Hodesh Elul Torah Essay

Rosh Hodesh Elul Torah Essay

It’s time to face the music, specifically the Shofar, says Aviva Dworkin, who wrote this month's essay and teaches Torah courses at various seminaries in Jerusalem. Aviva received a BA from Queens College and MA in Jewish Education from Hebrew U., 9/1/2019, 6:08 PM
Rosh Chodesh Iyar Torah Essay: Like dreamers

Rosh Chodesh Iyar Torah Essay: Like dreamers

This month's Torah essay is by Michal Somer., 5/5/2019, 7:34 PM
Hodesh Shvat Torah Essay: An opportunity for reflection and connection

Hodesh Shvat Torah Essay: An opportunity for reflection and connection

What an amazing time to recognize all the potential good G-d will give to us and the potential that develops within ourselves!, 1/8/2019, 11:27 AM
Rosh Hodesh Tevet Torah essay

Rosh Hodesh Tevet Torah essay

Heading from darkness- returning to light. This month's essay is by Ronit Lewis. , 12/8/2018, 10:48 PM
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Torah Essay: Why Abraham?

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Torah Essay: Why Abraham?

This month's article is by Dr. Tobi Tobin, Director of Matan Beit Shemesh, Dean of Students of Matan's Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies, and coordinator of the Matan Advanced Tanakh Summer Institute. , 10/10/2018, 5:29 AM
Rosh Chodesh Elul Torah essay: Countdown to Rosh Hashanna

Rosh Chodesh Elul Torah essay: Countdown to Rosh Hashanna

This month's essay is by Rabbanit Malka Bina, founder and chancellor of Matan., 8/11/2018, 9:45 PM
Rosh Chodesh Av Torah Essay: Mesirut Nefesh

Rosh Chodesh Av Torah Essay: Mesirut Nefesh

Three examples of three different deeds done by Talmudic sages - how can they be defined as Mesirut Nefesh?, 7/13/2018, 11:09 AM
Rosh Hodesh Essay: And from my students, more than from anyone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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