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What is the woman’s role in Judaism? Is G-d a He or a She? And what is the Kabbala’s view on female superiority? The Torah perspective of the Jewish woman.

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Peering into the lives of three great biblical personalities, Sara, Rebecca and Miriam we can draw from the infinite reservoirs of feminine courage, perception and indomitable faith to meet the many challenges of today's modern woman
The Kabbalistic writings insist that females possess a higher soul of superior quality. How so, and what does this mean to us?
The innate and intrinsic bond that exists between mother and daughter.
Mind Control: The Power of Our Thought, Speech and Action
There are the garments that we wear on our body and then there are the garments that clothe our soul. Join Sara Esther Crispe as we delve into the inner dimensions of our foundational characteristics.
Ascribing any type of human characteristics to G-dl is tantamount to heresy. Yet, the Torah refers to G-d in the male tense; “The Holy One, blessed be HE.” Why isn’t G-d referred to as a woman? Discover the true kabbalistic meaning of “G-d & Gender.”
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The Mystery of Beauty
If, as King Solomon says, ‘charm is falseness and beauty is vain’, then why does the Torah go to such great length to describe the beauty of the matriarchs. What is beauty? And why do we find it attractive?
Unravel the enigma of love, marriage and the woman’s role in the world.
An insight into the unspoken awe of the sanctity of women that can be seen in all the laws of family purity and Mikvah.
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Women & Prayer
Gender role in Prayer and in Judaism in general.
The story of the great prophetess Chana is read as part of the Rosh Hashanah services. Many of the laws of prayer are derived from Chana’s conduct. But moreover, Chana also reveals the inner essence of prayer.
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Challah & Mothers
Preparing, Shaping and Forming Lives
Everyone loves fresh baked challah. But the unique mitzvah for women of challah is much more than just creating delicious bread. Join Sara Esther Crispe as she discusses the meaning of challah preparation, why it is connected to women and the lessons it has for our lives.
Learn how to thrive – not just survive – in today’s tumultuous world where maintaining a lifelong, healthy, loving relationship is the biggest challenge we face.
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The Role of the Jewish Woman
This class presents the Torah’s perspective on the distinct roles of men and women.
Mystical Insights into the Three Mitzvot of the Woman
Explore the mystical dimension of the three mitzvoth of the woman—mitzvot upon which the strength of the Jewish nation depends. This series contains esoteric concepts and practical applications for these mitzvoth.
The Crown of Creation
A deeper kabbalistic look into the stories behind great women who shape our history and heritage.
Special mitzvahs of Jewish women and what they mean to us
The unique role of the Jewish woman is described in terms of three archetypical mitzvahs—Shabbat candles, family purity and kosher. How do traditional ideas of Jewish femininity compare to modern feminist ideas about the role of women in society?
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Women of the Bible
Three paradigms of Jewish femininity
What lessons for our own lives can we learn from studying the lives of biblical women? Learn about three great women from our past: Sarah, Rebecca and Nitzevet.
Women in Jewish Religious Life
A six-part series tackles the often controversial topic of women's roles in Jewish practice and religious life.
Portraits of Biblical Women
A series of text-based classes on the life of Miriam as illuminated by the Torah, Talmud, Midrash, Kabbalah and other primary sources.
Portraits of Biblical Women
A series of text-based classes on the life of the matriarch Sarah as illuminated by the Torah, Talmud, Midrash, Kabbalah and other primary sources.
The inner beauty of hair-covering
In this inspirational talk, Shaindy Jacobson sheds light on the inner dignity of Jewish femininity with personal stories and anecdotes.
Inspiring Jewish Heroines
The Jewish mother is endeared for her qualities of compassion, selflessness and devotion. What is it about our matriarch Rachel that exemplifies even more of these character traits?
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Make it or Break It
Inspiring Jewish Heroines
The important role women play in either building or destroying their homes, from the wives of Korach and On ben Pelet to stories of today’s women.
Inspiring Jewish Heroines
The story of Esther is hidden and obscure, which teaches us how to live with a constant awareness that G-d is guiding us.
Understanding Jewish Customs
A series of classes for women examines the reasons for various Jewish customs and rituals.
The Kabbalah of Love
How to foster greater love and empathy in your relationships with others.
The heart of the Jewish mother
Learning from the stories of Rabbi Akiva’s wife Rachel and Jacob’s wife Rachel in how to empower Jewish women today. (A talk at the Jewish Women’s Retreat in Toronto in 2015)