Saturday, May 15, 2021

(Courtesy of OU) Building on the success of the Nach Yomi “Torat Imecha” series, the OU Women’s Initiative, a division of the Orthodox Union, is launching a podcast exploring ideas in the weekly parsha. The series will feature five world-renowned female scholars who will each cover one sefer.

Starting with Parshat Bereishit on Wednesday, October 14, the weekly series will go through all of Torah reading through the end of the cycle. The 10- to 15-minute audio shiurim will be geared toward learners of all levels who want to learn a profound idea from the weekly Torah portion.

The series will feature Michal Horowitz (Sefer Bereishit), Ora Lee Kanner (Sefer Shemot), Rachel Besser (Sefer Vayikra), Shira Schiowitz (Sefer Bamidbar) and Elisheva Kaminetsky (Sefer Devarim).

“The Women’s Torat Imecha program has been very successful in engaging women from all backgrounds and geographies in regular learning. It is a wonderful program and we are thrilled is expanding,” said Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane.

“Technology continues to enable us to expand the scale and scope of Torah learning in our community. This is a very important priority for the OU,” said Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Rabbi Moshe Hauer. “This series has been specifically designed for women to participate in the weekly podcast and to then bring back insights and discussion points to share with their families over the Shabbos table.”

“The podcast brings together world-renowned female scholars who share insights into the weekly parsha in a thematic way, tapping into deeper messages, unfolding narratives so that we can hear the messages of the weekly parsha in a more profound way,” said OU Women’s Initiative Founding Director Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman. “We’re very excited by the response from other Women’s Initiative program participants.”

To subscribe to the weekly Torat Imecha parsha shiur, and to listen to archived podcasts, visit www.ou.org/women/parsha.