SBA Faculty

Rav Yoel Bin Nun, PhD

Rav Yoel Bin Nun, PhD

Rav Yoel Bin Nun, PhD., who teaches Tanach at Nishmat, is among the most influential and innovative Torah educators in the world. His scholarship and teaching have contributed greatly to the flowering of Tanach study in yeshivot. Rav Bin Nun was among the founders of Yeshivat Har Etzion. In 1986, he established Michlelet Yaakov Herzog… read more

Rav Kobi Gigi

Rav Kobi Gigi

Rav Kobi Gigi is a Ram at Nishmat, where he has taught Talmud and Halacha since 2015. He also teaches at Migdal Oz. Rav Kobi is an alumnus of Yeshivat Har Etzion and has smicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. read more

Rabbanit Ilana Hadad

Rabbanit Ilana Hadad

Ilana Hadad is a graduate of Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halachic Fellowship Institute, holds a Master’s degree in Bible from Bar Ilan University, and studied Tanach at Matan.  She is Talmud Teacher and “Ramit” of Shiur Aleph Israeli students at Nishmat. Russian-born Ilana became observant during her army service in Israel. Ilana has taught at… read more

Rabbanit Neima Novetsky

Rabbanit Neima Novetsky

Rabbanit Neima Novetsky, who teaches Tanach at Nishmat, has been involved in Jewish education for close to 20 years.  She has taught in a number of seminaries and educational institutes in both the U.S. and Jerusalem, and is the co-founder of alhatorah.org, a Tanach and Parshanut website which provides Tanach study resources for use in the home,… read more

Rav Mendel Blachman

Rav Mendel Blachman

Rav Mendel Blachman, a veteran Nishmat faculty member and Ram at Kerem B’Yavneh, studied at Yeshivat Chevron and in Kollel Pachad Yitzchak with Rav Hutner. His classes delve deeply into the thought of medieval thinkers such as Rambam and Ramban, as well as contemporary issues in emunah. In addition to teaching, Rav Blachman devotes time every week… read more

Rabbanit Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel

Rabbanit Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel

Rabbanit Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel teaches Halacha at Nishmat, where she also serves as a Yoetzet Responder on Nishmat’s Golda Kozchitzky Women’s Halachic Hotline. She is also the director of Matan’s Hilkhata (Advanced Halacha) Program. Rabbanit Rachelli studied at Bar Ilan University, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha Training Program, and was in the first graduating… read more

Rabbanit Navit Tzadik

Rabbanit Navit Tzadik

Rabbanit Navit Tzadik is a Ramit in Nishmat’s Shana Ba’Aretz program and serves as Director of Nishmat’s Online Beit Midrash Program and the Alisa Flatow Post-College Program. She also serves as a Ramit Halacha at Midreshet TVA and teaches Talmud in the Chevrutah program to medical students at Hadassah Ein Karem. Rabbanit Navit has studied… read more

Simi Peters

Simi Peters

Simi Peters has taught Tanach and Midrash at Nishmat for over 25 years. She is the author of the acclaimed Learning to Read Midrash (Urim Publications, 2004) and also teaches at Matan’s Bellows-Eshkolot Educator’s Program. Simi has been involved in adult Jewish education, educational consulting, and teacher education since making aliyah 40 years ago. Her… read more

Rabbanit Emuna Lapid

Rabbanit Emuna Lapid

Rabbanit Emuna Lapid is a Ramit at Nishmat, where she teaches Tanach, Gemara, and Machshevet Yisrael.  A Yoetzet Halacha, she has been studying and teaching at Nishmat for 10 years. Rabbanit Emuna is a licensed tour guide, holds a BA in Education, is a black belt in karate, and teaches self-defense workshops to women and… read more

Rav David Sabato, Ph.D

Rav David Sabato, Ph.D

Rav David Sabato, Ph.D teaches Tanach and Talmud at Nishmat, Yeshivat Birkat Moshe in Maale Adumim, and in other settings. He studied at Yeshivat Birkat Moshe and earned his semicha from the Chief Rabbinate. Rav Sabato has a doctorate in Talmud from Hebrew University. read more