Rabbi David Wolkenfeld
Miriam Gedwiser,

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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Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

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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Shabbat Hagadol: The Truly Great Day Ilana Goldstein Saks studied at Midreshet Lindenbaum in 1987-88 and again as part of the Bruriah Scholars program from 1993-1996, and she taught there from 1993-2000.  She has taught at a number of midrashot and schools in Israel.    On the eve of yetziat Mitzraim, the exodus from Egypt, …

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Parshat Vayikra: Is Animal Sacrifice in our Future? Rabbi David Wolkenfeld studied at Yeshivat HaMivtar in 5759 and 5764 and serves as the rabbi of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago. Maimonides in his Guide for the Perplexed (III:32) famously compares the necessary process of growth and development of all animal life to the inclusion …

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