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Shira Smiles

Shira Smiles

Mrs. Shira Smiles is a highly sought-after international lecturer, a popular seminary teacher, and an experienced curriculum developer. She is well-known for her unique teaching style, which seeks to bring understanding of Torah texts through analysis of relevant sources, while making the lessons learned from every verse relevant to her students' lives. Mrs. Smiles teaches at Darchei Bina Seminary. In addition, she leads a number of women's study group classes in Beit Shemesh, Yerushalayim, and Modiin. Mrs. Smiles also trains Torah teachers in special workshops all over the world. Mrs. Smiles gives a weekly shiur that is broadcast around the world via satellite hookup, has a direct teleconference shiur with students in LA, and has over 300 audio shiurim. Her first book is called Torah Tapestries. Photo courtesy Daryl Tempkin Photography

Asara B’Tevet and Parshat Vayechi

December 20, 2015, by

The fast of the 10th day commemorates the day on which Nevuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem during the first Temple period. The siege continued for 3 years until the Temple was ultimately destroyed on the 9th of Av. If we fast to commemorate the destruction of the Temple, why do we also fast to commemorate […]