Dena Freundlich

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 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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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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