Midreshet Lindenbaum

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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Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Marcel Lindenbaum, z”l

Baruch Dayan HaEmet Marcel Lindenbaum, z”l

IN MEMORIAM: Mr. Marcel Lindenbaum Ohr Torah Stone mourns the passing of Marcel Lindenbaum, z”l, our longtime supporter, board member, and true friend. A man of elegance, grace, modesty and deep integrity, Marcel was a visionary leader whose convictions changed the course of Modern Orthodox history. Together with his life partner – Belda Kaufman Lindenbaum …

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Women Assume the Mantle of Leadership

  WOMEN ASSUME THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP Women are increasingly being heard and taking on fresh roles in observant Judaism, particularly in Israel – naturally bringing Orthodoxy toward a renaissance. BY SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL –  JUNE 7, 2018 | Jerusalem Post Magazine Women’s voices have been generally missing from the great Jewish discussion that takes part within our …

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Great Honor to Midreshet Lindenbaum Alumnae

Two Midreshet Lindenbaum alumnae among 120 “Excellent” IDF soldiers recognized by President in Israel’s 70th year As in each year, “Mitztaynei Hanasi” – those IDF soldiers who are recognized with the President’s Award for Excellence in service – received their awards at a special ceremony which took place on Yom Haatzmaut, in the presence of President …

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Rabbi Brander on Spirituality and Leviticus

Click here to listen to Rabbi Kenneth Brander’s shiur on “Spirituality and the Search for Meaning: Lessons from the Book of Leviticus” In his first official appearance in Israel as President-Elect and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander met with students from the “ORA” program at Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Maria and Joel Finkle …

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Midreshet Lindenbaum-Lod: Shining Lights

Rosh Chodesh Kislev brought a flurry of activity and good news to Midreshet Lindenbaum–Lod. A new student joined the midrasha, and the number of participants in our beit midrash for local women reached 30. There was also a fantastic turnout of 53 twelfth graders on the first of a series of visiting days, which we …

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New Director for WIHL

The Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) at Midreshet Lindenbaum is delighted to announce that Rabbanit Devorah Evron is joining the program in a directorial capacity, effective September 1, 2017. A graduate of the Halakha Program for Women at Beit Morasha, Evron passed with distinction the exams in all realms of Jewish law (the same …

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Volozhin Week – ML 2017

This week, the Israeli and Overseas programs at Midreshet Lindenbaum initiated and took upon themselves an exciting joint challenge! Inspired by the great Yeshiva of Volozhin, the students ensured that the Linda and Murray Laulicht Beit Midrash would have learning in every single hour of the day and night. The excitement and energy was felt …

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Stanley Silverstein, z”l

IN MEMORIAM: Mr. Stanley Silverstein By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin A man of great vision, intellect and faith, Mr. Stanley Silverstein was a staunch believer in the value of Jewish education, and particularly in the importance of providing the Jewish people with the highest possible caliber of leadership – male as well as female. For this reason, …

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ML Alumna gives Gift of Life

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Kol Hakavod to Jill Greenberg, alumna of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program (2009-’10), for giving the gift of life to now-5-year-old Bennett Vulykh! “Jill Greenberg Karten, 25, from Queens was introduced to five-year-old recipient Bennett Vulykh, from Buffalo Grove, Ill. On May 30 of 2013, two-year-old Vulykh was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid …

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Saying L’hitraot to Tova Rhein

With familyMrs. Tova Rhein, Director of the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum, has retired after a quarter-century of exemplary service.

On June 22, the Menahel of Midreshet Lindenbaum, Rabbi Shlomo Brown, hosted an evening in honor of Tova, with speakers including OTS Founder and Chancellor, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin; former OTS Dean, Rabbi Chaim Brovender; and long-time Mashgiach Ruchani Rabbi Tuvia Kaplan.

Rabbi Kaplan summarized Tova’s legacy wonderfully, noting, “AsMashgiach, I got all the easy questions; questions from students who didn’t believe in God. Tova got the really hard questions – questions from students who didn’t believe in themselves…. I saw the difference in students who Tova talked to, mentored, cared for and taught. She helped them develop their identity as proud, confident and competent young Jewish women.”Gift

In recognition of Tova’s remarkable dedication on behalf of the some 2,000 students who attended the program during her tenure, Ohr Torah Stone has established the Tova Rhein Scholarship Fund at Midreshet Lindenbaum.

Alumnae and parents of Midreshet Lindenbaum students recently participated in an online campaign to launch the scholarship. The nearly 150 people who have thus far made a donation toward the fund marks the largest number of gifts ever made toward a fundraising campaign at Midreshet Lindenbaum, and is a testament to the widespread sense of hakarat ha-tov (gratitude) that so many feel toward Tova.

Our goal is to raise $250,000 by the end of 2016. To help make it happen, please visit: https://www.rootfunding.com/campaign/tova-rhein-scholarship-fund

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