The monthly Ariel Women’s Rosh Chodesh evening for the month of Shevat was held in Ohel Efraim this month. Rebbetzin Yael Maizels delivered a fascinating shiur examining a midrash about Yetziat Mitzrayim. Shmot Rabba 12:1 was analyzed based on Simi Peter’s technique of analyzing midrashim. This midrash compares Hashem to a Kohen who has lost his Teruma in a graveyard and chooses to defile himself rather than abandon Klal Yisrael. By weighing Chazal’s choice of metaphor and wording the shiur evoked much discussion and participation among the audience.
Keeping with the “green” theme of Tu Bishvat the women then held a “second-hand clothes swap” resulting in a satisfying win-win situation: “One [wo]man’s trash is another’s treasure”.
Stay tuned for the Tu Bishvat Kid’s event:טו בשבט מודעה תשעב