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Winter 2015
Rabbi Chaim Brovender
Rosh Yeshiva

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Rabbi Chaim Brovender is the Rosh Yeshiva of WebYeshiva and President of ATID —The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. He was the founding Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria (today, Midreshet Lindenbaum) where he pioneered the teaching of Gemara to students for whom the Talmud had been a closed book. For over forty years he has been a leading force in teaching Torah in Israel and enabling his students to "learn how to learn" according to the renowned "Brovender Method."

Analyzing the Talmud: Bava Metzia Part 2 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00AM
Messilat Yesharim: The Path of the Just (Winter 2015) Sunday 9:00PM
The Story of Noach: After the Flood (Winter 2015) Tuesday 8:00PM

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Mrs. Naomi Berman

Naomi Berman has a B.A. from Stern College, was a Bruria Scholar and studied in the Talmud department at Bar Ilan University. She and her husband Todd pioneered the Jewish Learning Initiative (a program co-sponsored by the OU and Hillel) view complete profile

Rabbi Yitzchak Blau

Rabbi Yitzchak Blau teaches at Midreshet Lindenbaum and the Orayta Yeshiva and has previously taught at Yeshivat Hamivtar and at the Yeshivah of Flatbush High School. He has published articles on many areas of Jewish thought as well as a view complete profile

Dr. Avigdor Bonchek

Dr. Avigdor Bonchek is a clinical psychologist with a passion for studying Torah commentaries. He is a retired Hebrew University lecturer (psychology). Has published books in psychology & Torah . His books include "Studying the Torah: A guide to in-depth view complete profile

Rabbi Avraham Chira
The Baal Shem Tov: Kabbalah for the People​
Thursday 9:00PM
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Rabbi Avraham Chira received smicha from Rabbi Benayahu Shmueli, Rosh Yeshivat HaMekubalim, Nahar Shalom, in Jerusalem. He has been a student and teacher in the Yeshiva since 1993. He has taught for twelve years at the Berot Bat Ayin Seminary, view complete profile

Mrs. Ora Derovan

Ora Derovan has a B.Ed from Lifschitz Teacher's college, an MA from Lander Institute and is currently studying for her doctorate in Talmud at Bar Ilan University. She has been a certified Yoetzet Halacha for over 10 years. Ora teaches view complete profile

Rabbi Rafi Eis
Yeshayahu: Doom and Utopia
Monday 10:00PM
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Rabbi Eis studied at Yeshiva University, where he received a received a BA in English literature, an MS in Jewish education, and was ordained a rabbi at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Rabbi Eis is currently the Director of view complete profile

Rabbi Dovid Fink
Blessings on Bread and Cake
Monday 8:00PM
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Can a Non-Jew Sin for You?
Wednesday 8:00PM
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In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expert and teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and view complete profile

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman
Chovot Halevavot: Duties of the Heart (Winter 2015)
Sunday 1:00PM
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Are Mezzuzot Lucky Charms?
Tuesday 1:00PM
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Rabbi Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. Since 1989 he has been studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. view complete profile

Rabbi Yehoshua Geller
Response to Tragedy in Sefer Iyov (Winter 2015)
Sunday 10:00PM
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Rabbi Yehoshua Geller received Smicha from Rav Mordechai Elefant zt"l and the ITRI Yeshiva, where he was a Talmid for many years. He served as the Rosh Beit Medrash of the English Speakers' Program at the Jerusalem College of Technology/Machon view complete profile

Mrs. Osnat Goldman
Introduction to the Book of Shemot (Winter 2015)
Monday 9:00PM
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Mrs. Goldman has served as an adult educator in Jerusalem for many years in Torah learning centers such as Midreshet Rachel and Aish HaTorah. Through her love of teaching and sharing Torah with others, Mrs. Goldman has developed an innovative view complete profile

Rabbi Daniel Goldstein

Rabbi Daniel Goldstein is a member of the faculty of Midreshet Amit in Jerusalem. Prior to his Aliya in 2007, He served as Rabbi of Kingsway Jewish Center in Brooklyn, NY. Rabbi Goldstein received his BA and Semicha from RIETS view complete profile

Mrs. Ilana Goldstein Saks

Ilana Goldstein Saks, a graduate of the ATID Fellowship Program, earned an M.A. in Tanach from Bar-Ilan University and studied a number of years as a Bruriah Scholar at Midreshet Lindenbaum. She has taught at Machon Pardes, Midreshet Lindenbaum and view complete profile

Mrs. Leah Golomb

Born and raised in New Jersey, Leah Golomb grew up in a Modern Orthodox home, where she was encouraged to ask questions. She has been a mikva lady and a Kalla teacher for over 26 years. Over the last 5 years Leah has been concentrating on view complete profile

Rabbi Alan Haber

Rabbi Alan Haber is one of the founders and Directors of Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY). He has been involved in women's education full-time for over twenty years. Before coming to MMY he taught high school girls at Bat Torah Academy view complete profile

Rabbi Jesse Horn
Exploring the Halachic Process: Hilchot Brachot
Wednesday 9:00PM
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Rav Horn earned a B.A. in Judaic Studies and M.A. in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University and is a Musmach of YU/RIETS. Rav Horn is known for his methodological and Brisker approach to Gemara. In shiur, he teaches Talmidim to view complete profile

Ms. Allison Josephs

Allison Josephs is the founder of jewinthecity.com which aims to break down stereotypes and misconceptions about Orthodox Jews and Judaism through the power of new media. Allison was raised as a proud Conservative Jew in a small town in New view complete profile

Rabbi Shlomo Katz
Parshat Hashavua 5774 (Winter 2015)
Monday 8:30PM
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Rabbi Shlomo Katz was born in Englewood, New Jersey but spent most of his growing years in Raanana, Israel.  As a teenager, Shlomo returned to Los Angeles with his family and there became active with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's Happy Minyan view complete profile

Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir

Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir is the research director of the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem. He is the author, since 2001, of the weekly syndicated Jewish Ethicist column, and since 2003 of the weekly Jerusalem Post column Ethics at Work. view complete profile

Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers

Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers had his first taste of Torah learning under Rabbi Brovender at Yeshivat Hamivtar in 1983. His Torah study continued at Yeshiva University and at Kollelim in Eretz Yisrael. His most recent position in Israel was as a view complete profile

Rabbi Yedidya Rausman

Rabbi Yedidya Rausman is the founding director of WebYeshiva. Hailing from New York, he received his bachelor's degree at CUNY Queens College and his rabbinical ordination from Yeshivat Hamivtar and Rav Zalman Nechamia Goldberg. Former Director of Yeshivat Hamivtar, Rabbi view complete profile

Rabbi Josh Ross
Weekly Lessons from the Parsha
Thursday 3:00AM
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After receiving an advanced double BA in History and Philosophy from Dalhousie University (Canada) Rabbi Joshua Ross spent eight years in Israel. Rabbi Ross learned at Yeshivat Hamivtar where he received smicha from Rabbi Brovender and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. view complete profile

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has semicha from YU (RIETS) and a PhD from Harvard. He is the author of Murderer in the Mikdash and Cassandra Misreads the Book of Samuel, works of fiction with Jewish themes, and of Educating a view complete profile

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks
Midrash Agnon (January 25 - February 22)
Sunday 7:30PM
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Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding Director of ATID―The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. An editorial board member of the journal Tradition, Rabbi Saks authored Spiritualizing Halakhic Education (Mandel Foundation) and edited Wisdom From view complete profile

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger serves as the Executive Director and Community Rabbinic Scholar for the Jewish Studies Initiative of North Texas, which he founded in 2010. He teaches adult education classes on Judaism throughout the greater Dallas area. Although born in view complete profile

Rabbi Michael Schudrich

Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland, graduated from Stony Brook University in 1977 with a Religious Studies major and received an MA in History from Columbia University in 1982. He received smicha through Yeshiva University from Rabbi Moshe Tendler. view complete profile

Rabbi Natan Slifkin

Born in Manchester, England, Natan Slifkin spent many years of study at yeshivot in Israel. He then taught Talmud and Jewish philosophy at Ohr Somayach Institutions, where he received rabbinic ordination. Rabbi Slifkin also has an MA in Jewish Studies view complete profile

Rabbi Avi Weinstein
Purim and its Mitzvot
Thursday 4:00AM
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Rabbi Avi Weinstein taught at Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria from 1979 until 1984. He also has been a talmid of Rabbi Brovender since 1975. He is currently the Head of Jewish Studies at The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in view complete profile

Mrs. Yosefa Wruble

Yosefa Wruble is currently on the staff of Matan's celebrated Tanach learning program-Al Haperek. She is a graduate of the sixth Cohort of Matan's Tanach scholars program. She is currently writing her master's thesis in parshanut for Bar Ilan University. view complete profile

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Mrs. Osnat Goldman
Rabbi Jesse Horn
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