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Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 4
The Torah reading for Rosh HaShanah describes two great women -- Sarah and Hannah -- and their intense determination to become mothers. Guest Expert: Rivkah Slonim. (From "Messages" -- Season 4, Episode 4)
There is only one thing like the love of a mother for her child . . .
Ethical and halachic issues with scientific innovations
Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg probes the complex definitions of the most basic of concepts – human being, motherhood, fatherhood – in face of new fertility technologies.
We can help another grow spiritually only if we too are growing.
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?
Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 16
What is the role of the Jewish mother in raising and educating her children? How does this differ from the role of the father? Guest Expert: Chana Weisberg. (From “Messages”—Season 4, Episode 16)
Jewish women are entrusted by G-d to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people. Despite the pains and hardships involved in pregnancy, labor, birth and child rearing, they have always fulfilled this essential role with joy and a deep sense of mission.
The Haftorah of the first day of Rosh Hashanah relates the story of Chana, a childless woman who entreated G-d for a son at the Tabernacle in Shiloh. Eventually she gave birth to a son who would become the prophet Shmuel.
Sarah, the first Jewish mother, is a shining example of the great power that every woman has over her family and our entire nation. It was Sarah who insisted that Isaac, not Ishmael, continue Abraham’s progeny. It was she who raised Isaac in his formative...
The Talmud teaches: “Let that man be remembered for good, and Rabbi Yehoshua ben Gamla is his name. Until he came, only children with fathers had the opportunity to study Torah, whereas orphans did not. But Rabbi Yehoshua established Torah schools in ever...
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