On Sunday, Nov. 16, at 8:00 p.m., Rinat Yisrael presents Dr. Michal Tikochinsky, Director, Women’s Beit Midrash, Beit Morasha, Jerusalem, speaking about “Rabbinical Courts and Female Conversion Candidates.” The lecture will be in conversational Hebrew. Dr. Tikochinsky is one of the leading women Talmud scholars and educators in the world today. She holds a law degree and PhD in Talmud from Bar Ilan and studied Jewish Law and Talmud at Beit Morasha’s Women’s Beit Midrash and at Matan. She established an umbrella organization for women Torah scholars in educational leadership positions, thus enabling greater collaboration and support between women Torah leaders and institutions. The organization facilitates the transformation of women’s Torah study into an organized movement. As a respected scholar, she has a strong influence on halachic discourse concerning women’s issues. At Beit Morasha, Tikochinsky is Director of the Moshe Green Beit Midrash for Women’s Leadership which offers a select group of senior women Torah scholars the opportunity to study and take examinations parallel to the requirements for male rabbinical candidates in Israel.