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Askmoses scholars are carefully selected to bring the best of Jewish knowledge to you. Each scholar studied Judaism, Jewish History, Jewish Culture and is a recognized communicator and teacher in his or her community. Many are world-class authors and lecturers as well as practicing rabbis. The scholars live all over the world and express their knowledge to you from their point of view, 24/6. Get to know our scholars by reading their backgrounds.

Mrs. Bronya Shaffer

Mrs. Bronya Shaffer, noted lecturer on Jewish women's issues, brings to her listeners a refreshingly modern view grounded firmly in Torah values. Although Orthodox - Chassidic in fact - Mrs. Shaffer's broad scope of knowledge enables her to present a Torah perspective on modern life in a uniquely sensitive and sensible fashion.

Bronya Slavin Shaffer was born in France and raised in Montreal where she attended Bais Yakov High School and Hebrew Teacher's Seminary, and Sir George Williams University. She has travelled extensively in the United States and Canada, as well as to Israel and the former Soviet Union, speaking on such varied topics as:

Intimacy and the Jewish Couple: A Torah Perspective on the Spiritual, the Sensual and the Sublime; Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus - or are they??; Love Marriage and the Jewish Way; How to Successfully Parent an Adolescent; Raising Children to Care; Intimacy, Privacy and the Right to Know Me: Jewish Women in Love; Excitation to Comfort: Holiness in Real Life; Shabbat: Sanctifying Time, Space, and Self; and The Impact of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on the Women's Movement.

Mrs. Shaffer serves as Mashpia (counselor and mentor) to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox women, and offers guidance to women, couples and adolescents. In addition to conducting regular classes, Mrs. Shaffer serves as facilitator for several women's self-awareness and support groups and leads workshops on child-rearing and relationsips.

Mrs. Shaffer lives with her ten children in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Scholar's Hours:
Wednesdays 11:00 am - 13:00 pm
Thursdays 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Is there a halachic problem with leaving finger-nails on the floor?

Robert: My wife says there is some halachic problem of nails (as in finger and toes) on the floor. Do you know anything about this? Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment... Robert: Hello Mrs. Shaffer: hello, Robert, how can I help you?:) Robert: I hope this doesn’t sound too...

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