Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham looks into masekhet Ohalot, reflecting on end of life experiences and inviting us to see the taharah (purity) behind the tumah (impurity).
This YourTorah episode is dedicated by Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham in memory of her mother Livana bat David ve'Batsheva z"l.
With a medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and semikha (ordination) from Yeshivat Maharat, Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham brings her background as a physician to her study of Jewish texts and practice. While at Yeshivat Maharat, she developed and co-taught the Women’s Health and Niddah curriculum, as well as interned at the Hillels of Westchester, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Chaplaincy Program and served as a Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Created Equal Seminar Fellowship. As a member of the Women’s Health Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she held a dual appointment in Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Rabba Dr. Carmella currently serves as Community Educator in Westchester and works in Oncology Medical Affairs for the pharmaceutical industry. She lives in White Plains, New York with her husband, Dr. Steven Kubersky, and their three children.