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The Message of Purim

Rabbi David Brofsky

Taanit Esther and the Message of Purim By Rabbi David Brofsky Unlike the other “minor” fasts that are enumerated and discussed by the Talmud (Taanit 29a), Taanit Esther is not mentioned anywhere in the Mishna or Talmud. In fact, the earliest reference to Taanit Esther appears in the eighth-century geonic work Sheiltot DeRav Aḥai (Parashat …

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Professional Women in Halacha

Proffesional Women in Halacha  Part Two in the series on the phenomenon of women’s leadership and learning in Orthodoxy in Israel – in which three women describe their journey in answering the call to Torah. By Shoshanna Keats-Jaskoll –  February 21, 2019 | Jerusalem Post Magazine  The women who study Torah are as unique and …

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Hadas Yomi app developed by OTS student

Hadas IAF Soldiers Siyyum

The App that Accompanies Religious Women in the IDF An app created by a student at OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum offers religious female soldiers a daily dose of Torah by Gadi Deutsch | Maariv Online | 4 February, 2019 (Translated from Hebrew)  The conversation about religious women serving in the IDF continues; appearances of new videos …

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Call Her Rabbanit

Rabbanit Sally Mayer

Call Her Rabbanit; She’s Widening Role Of Women In Orthodox Community By AARON HOWARD | Jewish Herald Voice of Greater Houston • Thu, Jan 24, 2019 “Imagine how much richer the Torah world will be when a generation of women share their thoughts and insights into our cherished texts.” That’s what Sally Mayer told the …

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Parents Night

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The sound of women’s beit midrash learning was augmented by new voices, as parents visited their daughters for Parents Night – an opportunity to recieve a taste of life in Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Claudia Cohen Torah-Army School (Hadas) for post high school Israeli women. These inspirational young women are successfully melding their dedication to Judaism and Zionism, …

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Old City Tour with Rabbi Brander

Old City tour with Rabbi Brander

OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Kenneth Brander is well known as a scholar and a builder of institutions and communities, but his skills as an inspirational tour guide were also on full display as he brought a group of 47 special visitors to the Old City of Jerusalem, using Tanach and Gemara to complement …

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Loving Her Year at Midreshet Lindenbaum

Eva Ingber and Alex Melzer (Frisch alum, left) before their Gemara Shabbaton. (Credit: Eva Ingber)

Eva Ingber Is Loving Her Year at Midreshet Lindenbaum By JLBWC Staff | December 27, 2018 Eva Ingber is studying at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem. She grew up in White Plains, attended SAR from nursery through twelfth grade, and loves it with a passion. Her family davens at Young Israel. Her next stop? University of …

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Loving the Life and Learning at Lindenbaum

(l-r:) Hanna Sholes, Eva Ingber, Darbie Sokolow, Alex Melzer, Dana Waitman, Naomi Freilich in Beit Shemesh

Darbie Sokolow Is Loving the Life and Learning at Lindenbaum By JLNJ Staff | December 20, 2018 Darbie Sokolow is studying at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem. She grew up in Englewood and attended Ramaz. Her family davens at Congregation Ahavat Torah and the East Hill Synagogue. In the summers she’s attended Camp Seneca Lake, where …

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Hilchot Sufganiyot

Rabbi David Brofsky

Hilchot Sufganiyot – The Laws of Jelly Doughnuts Rabbi David Brofsky, Midreshet Lindenbaum Hafrashas Challah The Torah (Bamidbar 15: 17-21) teaches that one must separate challa from the “first of your dough.” The Rishonim discuss the manner in which the dough is cooked or baked. Generally, when a sufficient quantity of dough is baked in an oven, one is obligated to …

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Ta Shma – Come and Learn!

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As Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur approach, we are all looking for inspiration, to reconnect and come closer to Hashem.  In that light we are delighted to share this special Yamim Nora’im edition of the Midreshet Lindenbaum Torah journal, “Ta Shma” – Come and Learn.  We invite you to learn from the articles from members …

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The Meaning of the Shofar and its Place in Mussaf

Rabbi David Brofsky

The Meaning of the Shofar and its Place in Mussaf Rabbi David Brofsky Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum The Torah commands “And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month…it shall be a day of terua for you” (Bamidbar 29:1). The Rabbis (Rosh HaShana 33) understand that this verse refers to the blowing of the shofar …

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Why Did Rebbe Cry?

Why Did Rebbe Cry? Rabbi Tuvia Kaplan Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum The Gemara recounts that on two occasions Rebbe cried upon hearing of the tshuva of an evil person. In Avoda Zara 17a, the Gemara tells the story of Eliezer ben Durdaya. After a totally degenerate life (the Maharal points …

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