Rabbanit Dena Freundlich

Is Rut Really a Role Model?

Is Rut Really a Role Model? By Rabbanit Dena Freundlich, Ram’it in the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum The Question About a year ago, a Midreshet Lindenbaum alumna (Sarah Cabot, ML 5778) posed a thought-provoking question to me over WhatsApp about the character of Rut.  Her query unsettled me because it hit …

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The Second Tablets and the Role of Divine Intervention in the Halachic Process

Rabbi Kenneth Brander

The Second Tablets and the Role of Divine Intervention in the Halachic Process Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander Shavuot celebrates a foundational event in Jewish history, the day that God gave the law to the Jewish people. In this lesson, we will investigate God’s role in the halachic (legal) process after the giving of the Torah. To begin, …

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The Revelation of Yom Kippur

The Revelation of Yom Kippur Rabbanit Dena Freundlich Midreshet Lindenbaum The theme of “memory” figures prominently during the High Holy Days, particularly on Rosh Hashana, which the Torah calls Yom Hazikaron and Zichron Terua . To underscore this concept, our Sages quote God as saying, “Recite your memories to Me, so that your memories may come up to Me for …

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