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Sunday, January 15 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
But How Does She Pasken? Women & Halakhic Decision-making (90 minutes)

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This dynamic conversation will explore how the boundaries are being drawn around women's involvement across areas of halakhic decision-making and the reasons and motivations for these developments. The panelists will also discuss the ways, if any, in which halakhic decisions rendered by women differ -- in style, content, or otherwise -- from those of their male counterparts, and the underlying reasons for such differences. 

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Rabba Yaffa Epstein

Director of Education, North America, The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Rabba Yaffa Epstein serves as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University. She has studied at the Pardes Kollel, the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan and the Talmud Department of Hebrew University. Rabba Epstein has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes for over a decade, and has... Read More →
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Rabbi Herzl Hefter

Founder and Rosh Beit Midrash, Har’el Beit Midrash in Jerusalem
Rabbi Herzl Hefter is the founder and Rosh Beit Midrash of The Har’el Beit Midrash in Jerusalem, a beit midrash for advanced rabbinic studies for men and women. In June of 2015, the beit midrash was the first to grant orthodox smikha to men and women together.  Rabbi Hefter is a graduate of Yeshiva University where he learned under the tutelage of Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveichick זצ”ל. He received smikha from Rav Aharon... Read More →
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R. Rachel (Urbach) Keren

R. Rachel (Urbach) Keren is head of the Beit Midrash at Midreshet Ein Hanatziv for the past 30 years. She is the daughter of Prof. Ephraim Urbach z”l and Channah Urbach. She received her BA and MA in Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy from Hebrew University as well as an MA in Gender Studies from Bar-Ilan University. She is a graduate of the School for Educational Leadership – Mandel Institute. She is currently... Read More →
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Rosh Kehilah Dina Najman

Rosh Kehilah Dina Najman is the Marta d’Atra of The Kehilah in Riverdale.  From 2006-2013, RK Najman was the Marta d’Atrah at Kehilat Orach Eliezer in Manhattan.  She is head of the Gemara department at SAR Academy in Riverdale, NY.  RK Najman has extensive experience teaching and speaking in the Jewish community on topics ranging from bioethics to environmental law. Rosh Kehilah Najman has served on the board... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
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