Living Life Jewishly
What happens when an ancient tradition meets modern life? In this course with Mrs. Fran Miller we will explore how we live our lives as modern people and Torah observant Jews. How do we approach practices like prayers, minhagim, and superstitions? What does Halakha say about vegetarianism and organ donation? What obligations do we have beyond Halakha? We will explore these and other questions, seeking to live a mindfully Jewish life.
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Living Life Jewishly: Praying for Rain
When do we begin to pray for rain? Does it depend on the local climate? What significance does this prayer hold for us as modern people?
Living Life Jewishly: Vegetarianism in Jewish Law
Are there animal rights in the Torah? What does the Torah say about eating meat? Is there a halachic obligation to eat meat?
Living Life Jewishly: Blood, Bone Marrow, and Organ Donations
Living Life Jewishly: Evil Eye, Red Strings, and Clipping Nails: Superstition in Jewish Thought
Living Life Jewishly: Morality and the Letter of the Law
Living Life Jewishly: When Minhagim Become Binding
Fran Miller is a graduate of the Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha program at Nishmat, and studied in the advanced Talmud programs in Matan and Migdal Oz. She holds a B.A. in Judaic Studies from Stern College and B.Ed. from Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Michlelet Herzog Teacher’s College. She teaches adults and post-high school students in person, online, and in midrashot. Fran lives in Mitzpeh Yericho with her husband and three children.