Meshivat Nefesh – Beit Hillel’s “Responsa of Rabbaniyot” Project
Founder – Beit Hillel: Attentive Spiritual Leadership

Join us for the first female responsa project – Questions in Jewish law answered by the Rabbaniyot –female Torah scholars -of the Beit Hillel rabbinic organization.
An Orthodox, innovative, serious, online feminine response to your questions! Read more >>
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Join us for the first female responsa project – Questions in Jewish law answered by the Rabbaniyot –female Torah scholars -of the Beit Hillel rabbinic organization.
An Orthodox, innovative, serious, online feminine response to your questions! Read more >>
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Join us for the first female responsa project – Questions in Jewish law answered by the Rabbaniyot –female Torah scholars -of the Beit Hillel rabbinic organization.
An Orthodox, innovative, serious, online feminine response to your questions.
Thanks to your support we will be able to answer a real need.

US donations are tax deductible.

Beit Hillel has aimed to promote woman's Torah scholarship since its inception.
Women have increasingly turned to Beit Hillel during the past few years,
searching for female scholars to answer their halachic questions.
In the past year we held a pilot program online in which girls, women (and men) asked questions touching upon all aspects of religious daily life, addressing them specifically to our female Torah scholars.
The project succeeded beyond all expectations!
Hundreds of questions were submitted; all responses were authored by our Rabbaniyot; and we came to the understanding that our project, Meshivat Nefesh, provides a real solution!

At this point in time we are hard at work, building a unique and innovative platform on the web.
“Meshivat Nefesh -- Responsa of Rabbaniyot”
- First of its kind in the world!
Leading Rabbaniyot, female Torah scholars, will respond to your questions on all aspects of the Jewish life.
The responders in the “Meshivat Nefesh” spent many years studying in high-level Torah and Jewish law institutes, as well as having extensive practical experience as educators.
Each response is professionally addressed by a number of the female scholars, a Jewish law and education advisory committee, and when necessary – an expert psychologist, specially trained for this project.
Our responders regularly attend educational seminars that deal with the most relevant and hot topics of the day.

Your donations to this campaign will allow us to create the website, enlarge the number of female responders, invest in a continuous, in-depth training curriculum for the responders, as well as to continue to insure that each and every individual gets the exact response, personally tailored to their needs.

We are aiming to raise 280,000 NIS. (approximately 78,000 USD)

The Meshivat Nefesh responsa project stems from the lively halachic discourse that takes place in the Beit Hillel organization between rabbis and rabbaniyot
This initiative provides a service for women of all ages welcoming them to a home where they can ask all their questions.
We, in Meshivat Nefesh, promise to provide fast, accurate responses of the highest quality.
At this point in time, all responsa are in Hebrew. Nevertheless, with G-d’s help and your support, we will be able to expand to additional languages, thus providing an inclusive service for the world wide Jewish society.

Who are we?

Meshivat Nefesh is a project of 'Beit Hillel - Attentive Spiritual Leadership'.
Beit Hillel has a membership of over 150 National-Zionist rabbis and rabbaniyot – female Torah scholars – from all corners of Israel who serve as meaningful Torah leaders.
The Beit Hillel organization arose from within a need to raise a moderate voice of Torah leadership; to inspire and lead discourse within Jewish Orthodox life that is attentive and enlightening within the public and social arena.

We need your help!
Please join and assist us in creating the “Meshivat Nefesh - Responsa of Rabbaniyot” website and strengthening this important initiative.
Support us and be part of this innovative project which enhances the world of woman's Torah.

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"Parsha Points: More Torah from the Land of Israel," a book by Rabbanit Sharona Margolin Halickman.

A book on Parashat Shavua by Rabbanit Sharona Margolin Halickman, member of Beit Hillel.This is an advance purchase,the book will be published in the next few weeks. The book will be sent by the Israel Postal Company to an Israeli address.

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"Ana Ba'shem," a book by Sara Freidland ben Arza

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"Chut shel Hessed," a book by Sara Freidland ben Arza

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The book "Judaism and I – talks with teenagers," by Rav Zuriel Bublil.

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"And Beit Hillel Say", a book of rulings given by the Rabbis and Rabbaniyot of Beit Hillel.

Be the first to receive the new book of rulings by Beit Hillel – In Hebrew, with a personal dedication. This is an advance purchase, the book is due to be published at the beginning of the coming year. The book will be sent to an Israeli address.

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A learning before the Bat Mitzvah.

An hour long of a one on one, chavruta style learning with Rabbanit Yafit Kleimer in preparation for the Bat Miztvah. Rabbanit Kleimer is a member of Beit Hillel and a Ra"mit at Tzahali Mechina. The learning will take place in Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv area.

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An hour of couple's counseling on "pre-nuptial agreements."

An hour of counseling, guidance and instruction to couples on pre-nuptial agreements by Rabbanit D"r Rabbinical Lawyer Rachel Levmore, member of Beit Hillel. Travel expenses are not included.

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Responsa "Yishrei Lev," by Rav Yoni Rozenzweig.

Receive three volumes of the collection of response publications by Rav Yoni Rozenzweig. The answers in the books combine tradition and modernity, custom and Hallacha, and all in attempt to face the challenges of today's life. The book will be sent by the Israel Postal Company to an Israeli address.

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A class of your choice at the convenience of your home!

A class on a topic of your choice by Rabbanit Oshra Koren, head of the Sharon Beit Midrash of Matan, Rabbanit of the Kinor David community in Ra'anana, at your home, community or educational institution. *The time and place will be coordinated in advance. (Travel expenses are not included.)

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"The Challenge of Westren Culture," a lecture by Rabbanit Oriah Mevorach.

The Rabbanit Oriah Mevorach from "Afarkeset" organization will come to you for an hour long lecture on "The Challenge of Westren Culture." The lecture will take place in Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv area.

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A class of your choice at the convenience of your home!

A class on a topic of your choice by Rav D"r Yitzhak Ben-David, head of the Drisha program in Israel and a board member of Beit Hillel, at your home, community or educational institution. *The time and place will be coordinated in advance.( Travel expenses are not included.)

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A class on a topic of your choice by Rabbanit Karmit Feintuch, Ram"it at Beit Midrash Migdal Oz and a spiritual leader of the Ramban community of Jerusalem, at your home, community or educational institution. *The time and place will be coordinated in advance. Travel expenses are not included.

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A class on a topic of your choice by Rav Ohad Tahar-Lev, head of Midreshet Lindenbaum, at your home, community or educational institution. *The time and place will be coordinated in advance. Travel expenses are not included.

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A performance by the musician Yoni Ganot.

The singer and musician Yoni Ganot – the lead singer of the band "Nose'i Kelim" and the creator of the disks "Ot l'ot" and "Daber Eli Be'adamit" will come to your home or social center for a special personal performance. Travel expenses are not included.

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