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Title: Women at the Crossroads: A Woman’s Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion

Title: Women at the Crossroads:

A Woman’s Perspective on the

Weekly Torah Portion

Author: Chana Bracha Siegelbaum


Publisher: Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin


 


 


   Over 30 years ago, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum had not yet found the world of wisdom in the Torah.

 

   Fifteen years ago, she had not yet founded Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin (Wellsprings of Jewish Learning), a holistic Torah study environment for Jewish women of all ages in the Judean Hills of Gush Etzion in Israel.

 

   One year ago, she had not yet published Women at the Crossroads: A Woman’s Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion.

 

   How is it possible for one very gentle soul, a baalas teshuva, to have such courage and strength? For not only did she seek to clearly integrate the Torah wisdom she discovered, she founded and directs a creative center for women to delve deeply into their spiritual selves through a combination of intensive textual study and creative spiritual expression.

 

   Rebbetzin Siegelbaum continues her own in-depth research of the texts, elucidating an unknown feminine perspective, based on teachings from the Midrash, Talmud, Rashi, Rambam, as well as Chassidic masters, with her first compilation for the general public now being published.

 

   Rebbetzin Siegelbaum recognized that we live in a culture where everybody tries very hard to fit in, often at the expense of hiding the parts of themselves that are unique. She sought to help others develop those latent blessings within by utilizing her own unique blessings, designing a warm and nurturing place of learning where every student would feel comfortable to explore and express her true self, and clarifying through her words, both spoken and written, the power of women’s special abilities.

 

   Who would ever think that every single Torah portion contains specifically feminine and vital messages for us to absorb? Rebbetzin Siegelbaum has spent years unearthing these treasures for us.

 

   She hopes that sharing these treasures will help unearth our own buried treasures, and that together, as our ancestors women did before, Jewish women can once again help bring redemption. Rebbetzin Siegelbaum hopes that through fulfilling our potentials, the Shechina will once again have a chance to dwell in the Land of Israel.

 

   This book can be found at Amazon.com and at berotbatayin.org.

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