Rahel Berkovits teaches Mishnah, Talmud and Halakhah at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. She received her B.A. in Religion from Barnard College and studied for many years at Midreshet Lindenbaum and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. She is currently working towards an M.A. in Jewish Education at the Hebrew University. Rahel writes and lectures on women’s participation in traditional Jewish ritual.