Midreshet Lindenbaum

Ohr Torah Stone and the Maria and Joel Finkle Program for Overseas Students at Midreshet Lindenbaum mourn the passing of Maria Finkle. Thousands of young women at Midreshet Lindenbaum have benefited from the generosity and kindness of Maria Finkle. Maria Finkle was a regal queen who never lost her optimism and faith in the future …

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The Miracle of Chanukah By Rabbi David Brofsky Chanukah commemorates the events that took place during the Hasmonean rebellion against Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Seleucid king of Syria, in 164 BCE. In the Al HaNissim prayer inserted in the Shemoneh Esreh and Birkat HaMazon throughout the holiday, we relate: In the days of the Hasmonean …

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  “Listening to Sarah’s Voice” by Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld Jerusalem Post Op-Ed –  9/11/2014 There are some places and situations where males, including rabbis, should never be present. One of them is a women’s mikveh. Period. I hate to write what might be mistaken for schadenfreude. Amid the allegations against Rabbi Barry Freundel, amid the condemnation and …

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Simple Faith and Commitment: Beating the Aravot on Hoshana Raba By Rabbi David Brofsky One of the most intriguing and puzzling customs of the Festival of Succot is the beating of the Aravoton Hoshana Rabba, known as “chivut arava”. The Gemara (Succa 46b) refers to this mysterious ritual, and describes how outside of the Beit …

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“Meaning in Measurements” by Nomi Berman Jerusalem Post Sukkot Supplement –  7/10/2014 At times, the first chapter of Masechet Succa reads like a geometry text book. There are dimensions, diagrams, formulae, and even pi makes a guest appearance. But, already in the opening sugya, or passage, the gemara reminds us that in the halachic worldview, …

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“Observance of Yom Ha’Atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim” by Rabbi David Brofsky (Senior Faculty Member of Midreshet Lindenbaum)  04/24/2014 In 1949, a year after the establishment of the state of Israel, the Israeli government declared that the fifth of Iyar should be observed as a national holiday. In response, the chief rabbis of Israel, R. Yitzchak HaLevi …

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RSR at ML

Four hundred and fifty 11th and 12th graders in OTS’s three high schools for girls came to Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Chana and Yaacov Tilles Campus for a special day of learning in honor of OTS’s 30th anniversary. The day-long seminar featured two rounds of 13 simultaneous classes which took place throughout the Besen Family Center for …

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Jerusalem and Gush Etzion are still recovering from the worst snowstorm in decades. Today – eight days after the first flakes began to blanket the Judean hills – there are still homes without electricity, businesses that cannot open, streets covered in black ice, inestimable damage to property, and huge mounds of snow everywhere. But there are also heartwarming stories which so characterize Israelis. Displays of kindness, lightheartedness and generosity on levels far higher than the tallest snowdrift. Ohr Torah Stone’s students and faculty were no exception. We are proud of our teenage high-schoolers who volunteered to shovel out the driveways of local residents and visit elderly, sick or infirm members of their communities. We are proud of our students, faculty and staff members who exemplify the Jewish values of chessed and tzedek, who never forget those amongst us who are less fortunate and never forget the ideals on which the Torah stands. May the good deeds that transpired over the past week merit an Israel that is soft and white, long after the snow melts.

Defense Minister Yaalon with Hadas Students

Defense Minister Bogie Yaalon hosted student-soldiers from Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Hadas Women’s Hesder program on On Sukkot 5774 / 2013. Read the reports in the Israeli press (Hebrew):   * השר יעלון ארח צעירים לפני גיוס בסוכתו – חדשות ערוץ 7 * שר הביטחון בוגי יעלון בארוע הוקרה למדרשת לינדנבאום לבנות. עוד ציין השר: “לא נרגע עד שנניח ידנו על …

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