In celebration of publishing the second edition of Women at the Crossroads, we are offering the book for only $12.95. This is a third less than the original price of $18.95 so please take advantage of it now!
Women from all walks of life enjoy the feminine fresh Torah perspective of Women at the Crossroads which has sold over 1000 copies. Every single Torah Portion has a new nugget of inspirational Torah wisdom, which you may share at your Shabbat Table.
All proceeds from the book go directly to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin. Therefore, your purchase is a donation which benefits Women’s Torah Learning in the Land of Israel.
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at the Crossroads:
A Woman's Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion
Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Publisher: Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin
Distributer: Lambda/Urim Publications
Cost: OFFER! $12.95 plus shipping & handling
WOMEN AT THE CROSSROADS: A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE ON THE WEEKLY TORAH PORTION addresses the single, most fundamental question defining Judaism today: What is the modern Jewish woman’s role – with all of her creative talents, intellectual capabilities, nurturing instincts and career interests – in a traditional Jewish society that seemingly restricts women to the home and, at best, menial workplace tasks? How can the dynamic woman in today's world relate to the women of the Bible, who stand “in the tent,” behind their husbands, absorbed in family life?
Women today have more freedom than at any time in history. Yet, with this freedom, comes choices about how to balance family, work, community and self. A closer look at the women of the Torah – through the eyes of biblical commentators from past centuries until today – reveals the unique feminine qualities endowed to all women by G-d to help guide their daily decisions and relationships.
Placing traditional commentators, such as Rashi and the Ramban, side-by-side with Chassidic masters like the Meor V’shemesh and modern commentators including Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, veteran Torah teacher and visionary Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum weaves together the strands that make up the tapestry of life for the Jewish woman – while showing how much she can learn from the Torah of the Mothers.
Rather than preaching the “feminist agenda,” the post-feminist author explains how Jewish women of today need to look inwards to the women in the Torah for guidance in choosing their priorities in life, rather than to the external, competitive, masculine world:
". . . the highest achievements of Jewish femininity are accomplished specifically through fulfilling the traditional role of women in Judaism, rather than by attempting to imitate the more masculine Jewish rituals . . . the processes of pregnancy, birth, nurturing life, and personal prayer bring us much closer to Hashem than the experience of being in the spotlight by leading prayer services or officiating as rabbis."
The author will tour throughout Israel and North America in the coming months, reading from her new book and leading an engaging discussion on the role of women in Judaism.
Women at the Crossroads: A Woman's Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion, published by Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin and distributed by Urim Publications, is available for purchase at $12.95 online at www.berotbatayin.org, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (02) 993-4945.
"I recommend with a full heart the work of the important Rebbetzin Chana
Bracha Siegelbaum director of Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin."
- The Admor of Biala, Rabbi Ben Tzion Rabinowitz
"Women at the Crossroads brings a powerful and thought-provoking
perspective based on Torah texts with a wide scope of commentaries, and offers
a personal, relevant and inspirational reading for women and men as well.
Women from all walks of life will enjoy her refreshing perspective."
- Dr. Miriam Adahan
"Chana Bracha Siegelbaum is to be commended for producing a book that
contributes to the evolving body of teachings that give voice to the feminine
Sarah Yehudit Schneider
"Her presentations are not “Feminist Agenda” or apologetics for the Torah, but
rather sound Torah perspectives."
Rabbi Zev Leff
"The author has spent many years teaching her unique and inspired classes
touching both hearts and minds. She has now given the reading public this
rare combination in a lucid, readable form that will no doubt benefit many
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller
"As a recognized authority in the field of Jewish women’s education,
Rebbetzin Siegelbaum’s Torah commentary overflows with emunah,
love of her fellow Jew, and love of our holy Land of Israel."
- Rabbi Eliezer Raphael (Lazer) Brody
Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, a native of Denmark, is founder
and director of Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin: Holistic
Torah Study for Women on the Land. She holds a Bachelor
of Education in Bible and Jewish Philosophy from Michlala
Jerusalem College for Women, and a Masters of Art in
Jewish History from Touro College. Rebbetzin Chana Bracha
creates curricula emphasizing women's spiritual empowerment
through traditional Torah values.
Published in 2010, Women at the Crossroads:
A Woman’s Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion,
is her first book.
In addition, the Rebbetzin practices Emunahealing
as a gifted spiritual healer through Emunah, tefilah
and energy work. Chana Bracha has a married son and
several granddaughters, and lives with her husband and
younger son on the land of the Judean hills, Israel.
Video Recordings of Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Your Name Calls The Secret of Your Soul Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, author of Women at the Crossroads: A Woman's Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion, examines the mystical connection between one's hebrew name and her inner essence. Part 2 begins with a look at the biblical character of Ruth.
The Torah Tells Us: You Are What You Eat KosherTube.com
Nutrition is a holy theme dating back to the Garden of Eden. Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum of Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin explains the Torah view of good eating. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Adar, Why Is It The Month Joy, Why Do We Laugh? Rebbitzen Chana Bracha Siegelbaum of Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin explains the inner meanings of the month of Purim why laughter is a religious experience. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Colors of the Soul, Kabbalistic Views on G-d's Spectrum Rebbitzen Chana Bracha Siegelbaum of Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin explains the inner meanings of colors and the Kabbalistic understanding of various colors. Part 1 |Part 2
The Olive's Spiritual and Physical Curative Powers Rebbitzen Chana Bracha Siegelbaum of Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin explains the inner meanings of the 7 fruits of Israel. Part 1
Upcoming Books by Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Here is what Rabbi Lazer Brody has to say about Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum's upcoming cookbook:
A Taste from the Wellsprings:
Wholesome Spirited Eating With Torah Teachings on Nutrition & Health by Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
4 Nissan, 5768
With Hashem’s loving grace, I was privileged to read the exquisite manuscript of Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum’s new cookbook with a Torah orientation. In essence, calling this book a cookbook is like calling a wedding challa a loaf of bread. Rebbetzin Siegelbaum, one of this generation’s foremost educators, has skillfully prepared a guidebook that no Jewish kitchen should be without. In a clear, concise, and reader-friendly manner, she covers such important topics as practical Halacha in the kitchen, eating healthy, checking food for insects, wasting food, and eating in holiness. She also adeptly addresses the deeper aspects of blessings and proper intent in eating. Especially helpful is the compendium of the Rambam’s health and eating guidelines which she has included also.
I am happy to give my wholehearted endorsement to this wonderful book. May Hashem bless Rebbetzin Siegelbaum with success in this project and in all her other endeavors, and may she see gratification from her loved ones and her pupils always.
In eager anticipation of the full redemption of our people in our beloved Eretz Yisrael,
Holistic Torah Study for Women on the Land of Israel
At Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin, you can learn how to elevate your whole being through integrating the spiritual teachings of Judaism into your life. Explore traditional Jewish sources with the aid of dynamic instructors in an open-minded, encouraging and supportive environment. Discover the rich variety of Torah approaches while forming your own outlook and learning to appreciate the views of others. Add new dimensions to your intellectual understanding as you through movement, drama, art and music. In revealing your unique Jewish femininity, you will deepen your connection with the Jewish community and the Land of Israel.
Classes include: Chumash, Women in Tanach, Halacha, Tefilah, Tanya, Teachings of Rav Kook, Teachings of Rebbe Nachman, Chassidut and Jewish Psychology, Chassidut and Nigunim, Jewish Meditation, Creative Movement, Rambam: Herbology, Nutrition & Health, Agricultural Workshop, Hebrew Ulpan, Individual Study Project, Beginning and Advanced courses offered plus special program for conversion.
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