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Lentil Stew, Stolen Identity, and our Struggle with Amalek

Shmuel-Klitsner

Lentil Stew, Stolen Identity, and our Struggle with Amalek By Rabbi Shmuel Klitsner, Chairman of the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership  In Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, he offers a theological argument to explain why the civil war was still exacting so heavy a price on the North as well as the South. Though he …

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Blurred Perceptions

Blurred Perceptions By Rabbi Shlomo RiskinOTS Founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva What does our sober and moderate Judaism, with its emphasis on “You shall be holy,” have to do with a masquerade ball? And yet, that is precisely what characterizes our celebration of Purim, replete with (often outlandish) costumes and an abundance of the …

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Nomi Berman

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Rabbanit Nomi Berman, Rosh Beit Midrash of the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum “בלילה ההוא נדדה שנת המלך” – Which king was restless that fateful night?  The human king Achashverosh or the divine King?  The Megilla is simultaneously a story of divine Providence and a model for functioning in a world where …

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JM in the AM – Interview with Rabbi Kenneth Brander

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OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Kenneth Brander was a guest on the Nachum Segal Network’s “JM in the AM” radio show on February 19th. Rabbi Brander spoke live from an OTS conference in Cancun, Mexico for Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel shlichim serving communities in North, Central and South America. Rabbi Brander also expounded upon an …

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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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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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“Giving students spiritual wings” – Jewish Standard

Rabbi Brander teaching at Midreshet Lindenbaum

Giving students spiritual wings Rabbi Kenneth Brander describes his challenging new job at the head of Ohr Torah Stone By JOANNE PALMER | December 27, 2018 What exactly is Ohr Torah Stone? The name is opaque — three nouns in a line. Ohr is Hebrew; it means light. Stone is English; we’ll come back to what …

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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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JM in the AM – pre-investiture interview with Rabbi Kenneth Brander

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On December 13th, Nachum Segal welcomed Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander to the “JM in the AM” show to discuss the upcoming OTS Investiture Dinner, in which Rabbi Shlomo Riskin will formally pass the baton of leadership to Rabbi Brander, the upcoming OTS International Giving Day, and much more!  

Chanukat HaBayit

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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