Why Things Happen Part 1 – the Supportive Role
By Rebbetzin Ruthie Halberstadt

In this talk, the first episode of a series of three, Rebbetzin Ruthie Halberstadt addresses the age old question – Why do things happen? The word ‘bad’ is deliberately left out as she will explain how this question can refer to both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ things. Ruthie begins the series discussing, from a Torah perspective, how to approach pain when we see someone else struggling. How can we be there for someone in their time of struggle.

Rebbetzin Ruthie Halberstadt
Rebbetzin Ruthie Halberstadt was born in South Africa and grew up in Israel. She is a student of Rabbi Mordechai Miller zt"l (Gateshead seminary) and her father Rabbi Akiva Tatz. She is an inspirational speaker, and has taught in high schools in England and seminaries in Jerusalem. She teaches a wide range of Torah topics, her speciality being deep and relevant Torah for women. She is the Women's Educational Director for TAL London and together with her husband, Rabbi Ilan Halberstadt they lead the Machzikei Hadas community in Golders Green.