Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter

Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter is the founder and director of the South Philadelphia Shtiebel, a Jewish community initiative that is grounded in tradition and fueled by the new. Previously she served as an assistant clergy member at Congregation Beth Sholom in Potomac, Maryland. Rabbanit Fruchter was ordained at Yeshivat Maharat in New York.

Articles by Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter

Shabbat 85

Farming as both physical and spiritual.

Shabbat 84

Garden planning.

Berakhot 34

Praying with just enough humility.

Berakhot 33

Wisdom and separation.

Berakhot 32

Moses' audacious prayer.

Ask the Expert: Do We Light a Memorial Candle on Yom Kippur?

Question: Do We Light a Memorial Candle on Yom Kippur? I know they are lit on the anniversary (yahrtzeit) of ...

What Do Shabbat Candles Have to Do With Eve’s Sin?

According to the Midrash, the lighting of Sabbath candles is a symbolic rectification for Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden. Why?