Shani Taragin, completed a B.A. and M.A. in Tanach and Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Tanach while teaching in various institutions in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion, and Beit-Shemesh including MaTaN and Nishmat. She also serves as coordinator of the Intensive Tanach Track (ITT) for post-high school students in Midreshet Lindenbaum. Shani is a graduate of Nishmat's Keren Ariel Program for certification as a halachic advisor in issues of family purity law. She lectures throughout Israel and serves on the first womens' hotline to deal with issues of Jewish law. Reuven and Shani live with their four children in Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion, Israel.