Traveling with a maharat

Traveling with a maharat
by Naftali Brawer
The Times of Israel
February 24, 2016

My wife Dina is a rabbinical student at Yeshivat Maharat. I am often asked what it’s like being married to a rabbinical student and it’s difficult to answer that in a sentence or two. However, I recently joined Dina on a trip to California when she served as scholar-in-residence over a Shabbat and my diary entries over this period really capture the life of a maharat student. I share these below.

Thursday morning

The taxi is set to arrive in a half hour and we are busy stuffing and weighing our suitcases. 23 kilos sounds like a lot, but it isn’t really, when you are travelling as a family of four from London to LA. What to take along and what to leave behind? I decide at the last minute not to pack my sneakers. Vacations are for relaxing and overeating. I will resume running when I get back home. Read More.


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