Dena Freundlich

Chanukat HaBayit

Chanukat HaBayit Rabbanit Dena Freundlich Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum One of the most famous questions about Chanukah is: What motivated Chazal to create this holiday?  The Gemara on Shabbat 21b asks precisely this question and responds by relating the story of the nes pach shemen, the miracle of the cruse that contained enough oil to burn …

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The Revelation of Yom Kippur

  The Revelation of Yom Kippur Rabbanit Dena Freundlich Midreshet Lindenbaum Faculty Virtually all Jewish holidays reenact an historical moment that was of great consequence in Jewish history.  The goal of recreating the event is not simply to remember that it once occurred but to re-experience it ourselves each year.  On Yom Kippur, however, we …

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Once Upon a Time…

Once Upon a Time… The Story Told by the Chagim Ms. Dena Freundlich Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum The Torah spans several thousand years, starting with the creation of the world and continuing with the flood, the Avot, the exodus from Egypt, and the years in the desert. Over the course of these thousands of years, numerous …

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Chanukat HaBayit

Chanukat HaBayit Ms. Dena Freundlich Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum The Question One of the most famous questions about Chanukah is: What motivated Chazal to create this holiday?  The Gemara on Shabbat 21b asks precisely this question and responds by relating the story of the nes pach shemen, the miracle of the cruse that contained enough oil …

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