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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 9
We sometimes think “if only” this or that detail had been different, then our lives would have been so much better. Sarah’s life teaches us how to get over this mode of thinking.
Women in Jewish religious life
The mitzvah of immersing in the ritual pool known as a mikvah is the cornerstone of Jewish married life. With this mitzvah, women bring tranquility and harmony to their families.
Women in Jewish religious life
The mitzvah of separating the consecrated “challah” portion from dough is a symbol for a woman’s influence on the kashrut of the Jewish home.
Women in Jewish religious life
Lighting candles to honor the Sabbath is a duty incumbent upon both men and women. How and why, then, did this ritual become “a woman’s mitzvah”? What is the special connection between women and Shabbat candles?
Women in Jewish Religious Life
In this first class in a series on women’s roles in Judaism, we analyze the blessing that men recite daily thanking G‑d “for not making me a woman.” How are we to understand the seemingly derogatory implications of this blessing?
There are three fundamental Mitzvos entrusted to every Jewish woman. Separating Challah “from the first of your dough” shows that before benefiting from anything in this world, we “set aside an offering for G-d.” By knowing that the beginning of everythin...
Something Spiritual on Parshat Shelach
An alternate reading into the Torah’s words related to the mitzvah of separating challah provides instruction on when to begin educating our youth in yiddishkeit.
Over a thousand women unite to knead, braid and pray.
An evening of inspiration, prayer and unity, as more than a 1000 Jewish women in Montreal, Canada join together to share and celebrate the special tradition of challah.
Watch how it’s done!
When making challah for Shabbat, there’s a special tradition to do the mitzvah of separating a small piece of ‘challah’. Watch how it’s done.
How to separate challah from dough
Simple-to-follow instructions on the mitzvah of separating the “challah” portion from a batch of dough.
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