Kol Isha is developing an archives based on past and current sessions. Look for new materials as the study of biblical women's midrash progresses.
Biblical Women's Midrash
Kol Isha's first session will focus on Hagar.
In congregations with two-day observances of Rosh Hashanah, the first day’s Torah reading is Genesis 21:1-34, Hagar and Ishmael being sent into the desert; the haftarah reading is 1 Sam 1:1-2:10, Hannah pleading for a child. Congregations with one day of observance often do not have these texts in front of them on Rosh Hashanah, but considering their messages for the new year can still be fruitful. Here, posted as background for Temple Micah’s educational program, are some resources on Hagar.
GENESIS: a Women's Commentary
Kol Isha's study of the book of Genesis began on October 18. Related materials appear below. A varying number of verses will be covered in each session.
The Torah: A Women's Commentary -- Kol Isha's introduction, October 18
Learn more about Chevruta study
Questions for Study/Discussion: Genesis Chapter 1
(Learned) Women in TalmudMaterials related to Kol Isha's November 2008 study of women in Talmud are available here.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah SourcesFrom Kol Isha's study of women and lifecycle events in Judaism, useful links on bar/bat mitzvah.
Prayers - The God We Need
Inter-generational Midrash-Making: Sarah, Rebecca, and RachelFollow along this interesting meeting of generations.