Shavuot 5776

Of Children and Fools

Of Children and Fools Dr. Tamar Ross Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum  The revelation at Sinai is the most important event in the collective memory of the Jewish people. Many regard the Biblical account as complete in itself and feel that scrutinizing the detailed mechanics of transmission in inappropriate. But since tradition purports to describe actual events, …

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Examine Them Thoroughly

Examine Them Thoroughly – For All is Contained Therein Rabbi Jonathan Mishkin Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum  What is so special about the Aseret Ha’dibrot? Certainly the importance of these commandments lies in the fact that they comprise God’s communication to the Children of Israel, but that’s only begging the question: why did God choose these statements when …

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Shavuot and Matan Torah

Shavuot and Matan Torah Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum  When the Torah wishes to inform us of the ‘historical’ reason for a holiday, it certainly knows how to do so. Take for example the two other pilgrimage holidays – “chag ha’matzot” & “succot”: Even though these holidays are also presented from their ‘agricultural’ perspective (see …

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Once Upon a Time…

Once Upon a Time… The Story Told by the Chagim Ms. Dena Freundlich Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum The Torah spans several thousand years, starting with the creation of the world and continuing with the flood, the Avot, the exodus from Egypt, and the years in the desert. Over the course of these thousands of years, numerous …

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The Place I Call Home

Rabbanit Nomi Berman

The Place I Call Home Nomi Berman Associate Director, Maria and Joel Finkle Program, Midreshet Lindenbaum  לצאת מארץ לחו”ל – לקראת אמא מהו? We are going to look at how poskim throughout the ages have related to the dilemma of those torn between their obligations to their parents and to the mitzvah of yishuv Eretz Yisrael. …

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