Midreshet Lindenbaum

Amid tensions in Jerusalem, Jewish seminary students visit injured sheikh “I firmly believe that these conversations between representatives of our communities are extremely important, and I know that this dialogue can only serve to address the painful divisions which sadly exist in our society,” Rabbi Ohad Teharlev says. By ILH Staff | April 27, 2021 Amid …

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After a difficult year overcoming countless tragedies and challenges from the corona virus, the Ministry of Health restrictions are finally being loosened and Israelis are excited at the re-opening of the country’s movie theaters, gyms, event halls, concert venues and more are opening. But what truly excites the students at OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum is watching …

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10 short suggestions to add excitement to your seder! By Rabbanit Rivky Krestt, Senior lecturer at Midreshet Lindenbaum Decorate the table with pyramids and people leaving with Egypt. Make origami frogs that you can actually make jump. (https://origami.me/jumping-frog/ for instructions) Buy a new Haggadah each year to use at the seder. A new book leads …

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Karpas and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat By Rav David Brofsky, Senior lecturer at Midreshet Lindenbaum The eating and dipping of the karpas, found at the beginning of the seder, raises many questions (which may be the point!). The gemara (pesachim 114) implies that the carpas is meant to stimulate the children to ask questions. It …

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With the lockdown over, students from Midreshet Lindenbaum set out southward for their annual trip to the Negev and Eilat featuring challenging hikes with breathtaking views, Torah learning and tefilla in nature. In this photo, the young women are taking part in a workshop preparing them to daven Mincha inspired by the Hidden Lake near …

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With so many Purim and Shushan Purim activities throughout the network, we had a hard time finding one Photo of the Week! Between all of our schools’ various chessed initiatives and making sure that Israelis from Eilat to the Golan Heights could hear the Megillah, our students, faculty and staff had a very busy – …

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There’s no place like “home”… After spending weeks learning in classrooms or, during lockdown, over Zoom, this week the fellows from the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership finally returned to their beloved, vibrant and inspirational beit midrash at Midreshet Lindenbaum! May the restored sound of women’s voices raised in learning never fade. View …

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Women’s Obligation in Megilla Reading By Rabbi David Brofsky, Ra”m at Midreshet Lindenbaum Do Women and Men Have the Same Obligation in Mikra Megilla? The Talmud explicitly establishes that women are included in the obligation of mikra Megilla,despite the general rule exempting women from time-bound commandments (“mitzvot asei she-hazman gerama”): R. Yehoshua b. Levi said: …

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