Pesach

Parashat Shemini: Approaching God (and living to tell the tale) Miriam Gedwiser, an alumna of  Midreshet Lindenbaum (2000), teaches Talmud and Tanakh at the Ramaz Upper School and is on the faculty of Drisha.   Parashat Shemini is famous for the dramatic story of Aharon’s sons Nadav and Avihu, their “strange fire” which God had …

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Celebrating Freedom: Yachad Program for Jewish Identity Prepares Israelis for Pesach Pesach represents transition – from winter to spring; from slavery to freedom. And in Israel this year, it also represented our transition from total lockdown in he face of Covid to the ability to live a more “normal” life. The Yachad Program for Jewish …

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Unusual Act of Freedom During Festival of Freedom During the intermediary days of Pesach, the Festival of Freedom, OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center helped an aguna of 11 years to finally secure a get and win her freedom. A few months ago, a woman approached Yad La’isha explaining that her …

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Pesach and the Search for Personal Freedom Rabbi Jeremy Bruce studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar in the years 1991 – 92 and 1996  – 2001. He received his rabbinical ordination from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary in 2001. He is currently the High School Principal of the Fuchs Mizrachi School in Cleveland, Ohio.   …

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Exodus to Freedom in New Zealand: Seder night without masks or social distancing Members of the Jewish community are registered on an app and at any given time they know who needs to self-isolate and who has been exposed to a Covid-19 patient. However, this is insufficient to reduce worry about gatherings, and only half of …

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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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