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After 50 Years, A Tangle Of Emotions

After 50 Years, A Tangle Of Emotions

Six Americans who made aliyah in the wake of the Six-Day War reflect on the complex feelings and the knotty politics, then and now. BY NATHAN JEFFAY May 17, 2017, 9:28 am THE NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK, JERUSALEM — On Wednesday, when Israel marks 50 years since the unification of Jerusalem, Chana Henkin will be embracing the occasion, feeling… read more

Nishmat Founder First Woman to Address Jerusalem Day Ceremony

Nishmat Founder First Woman to Address Jerusalem Day Ceremony

Rabbanit Chana Henkin received the prestigious Yakir Yerushalayim Award this week from Mayor Nir Barkat on Yom Yerushalayim, marking 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem. She was one of 14 Jerusalem citizens  whose outstanding contributions to the fabric of the city were recognized in a moving ceremony at the Tower of David Museum in the Old City of Jerusalem. Awardees included medical… read more

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem…Maybe It’s Not the End of the World?

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem…Maybe It’s Not the End of the World?

See original article | Times of Israel A tiny thought for my friends thinking about their futures: the dreamers and the realists and all those in between. Anybody who has spent a year in Israel post-high school is familiar with the phenomenon. We 19 year old products of Modern Orthodox American Jewry are sent to… read more

Rabbanit Henkin lights torch at the national ceremony

Rabbanit Henkin lights torch at the national ceremony

  TRANSLATION OF TRIBUTE TO RABBANIT HENKIN & HER RESPONSE At Yom Haatzmaut Ceremony on Har Herzl, May 2, 2017 Tribute to Rabbanit Chana Henkin: There are hundreds of Batei Midrash (religious study halls) in Jerusalem, each one with its own style of Torah study. Yet one stands apart from them all. NISHMAT, The Jeanie… read more

At the End of the Day

At the End of the Day

עבודה על הדוקטורט; לימוד תורה והעברת שיעורים; משימות כתיבה ועריכה; משימות משפחתיות; שאיפות. איך מוצאים זמן להכל? "אַל תִּירָא כִּי יַעֲשִׁר אִישׁ, כִּי יִרְבֶּה כְּבוֹד בֵּיתוֹ כִּי לֹא בְמוֹתוֹ יִקַּח הַכֹּל, לֹא יֵרֵד אַחֲרָיו כְּבוֹדוֹ". התחלנו את השבעה של בננו וכלתנו, הרב איתם ונעמה הנקין הי"ד, בסוף סוכות אשתקד. הגענו במוצאי שבת של השבעה אל… read more

Rabbanit Henkin to light Torch in national Yom HaAtzmaut Ceremony – VIDEO

Rabbanit Henkin to light Torch in national Yom HaAtzmaut Ceremony – VIDEO

Israel Chanel 2 News | Sivan Rahav Meir הרבנית חנה הנקין – תדליק משואה ביום העצמאות הקרוב – גם כמי שפיתחה את עולם לימוד התורה לנשים בארץ, וגם כנציגת המשפחות השכולות. מיד אחרי הרצח של בנה איתם וכלתה נעמה היא חזרה ללמד, וכעת היא מספרת על ההתמודדות היום-יומית, וגם על ארבעת הילדים שניצלו בפיגוע ההוא… read more

Lighting the Way for Women’s Torah Learning

Lighting the Way for Women’s Torah Learning

The Land of Israel Network Rabbanit Chana Henkin is Founder and Dean of Nishmat, The Jeannie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women.  She and her husband Rabbi Yehuda Henkin forged the way for the ‘yoetzot Halacha’  (learned women giving advice on Jewish law) and completely  raised the level of women’s involvement and influence in… read more