Hi God, it’s me – Tova

Hi God, it’s me – Tova Tova Levine is Co-Director of Education for HAHET (Hale Adult Hebrew Education Trust) in the UK, and a Beren-Amiel emissary alongside her husband, Rabbi Evan Levine In April of this year, I was eight months

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Rabbanit Devorah Evron

An Opportunity to Begin Anew

An Opportunity to Begin Anew Rabbanit Devorah Evron is the director of OTS’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) The commandment regarding Rosh Hashanah appears several times in the Torah, yet only one account in the Tanakh (in

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The Haunting Sound of the Shofar

The Haunting Sound of the Shofar Rabbi Ari and Laura Silbermann are shlichim from OTS’s Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institute, currently serving as Rabbi and Rabbanit of Mizrachi UK in Manchester, England The piercing sound of the shofar is our way of enthroning

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Ta Shma 5780 – Come and Learn!

As Rosh Hashana approaches we seek inspiration, to reconnect and to come closer to Hashem.  In that light, we are delighted to share the latest edition of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Torah journal, “Ta Shma – Come and Learn.”  Click on the

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The Biblical Meaning of “Kippurim”

The Biblical Meaning of “Kippurim”  Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Midreshet Lindenbaum  Is the ‘Day of ATONEMENT’ a precise translation for YOM KIPPUR?  In English, the word ‘atonement’ implies amends for a certain wrongdoing. In this sense, the ‘Day of Atonement’ implies

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Rabbi Shlomo Vilk

Letting Go

Letting Go Rabbi Shlomo Vilk Rosh Yeshivat Machanaim, Named in Memory of Joseph and Leila Applebaum The soul has two primary ways of preserving the past: through nostalgia and memory. Nostalgia is a negative force insofar as it arouses longing

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Ten Days – Ten Thoughts

The first ten days of the Jewish calendar are known as “Aseret Yemei Teshuva – The ten days of Teshuva.” Citing the verse, “Seek God when He may be found, call upon Him when He is near,” the Talmud asserts

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Ta Shma – Come and Learn!

As Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur approach, we are all looking for inspiration, to reconnect and come closer to Hashem.  In that light we are delighted to share this special Yamim Nora’im edition of the Midreshet Lindenbaum Torah journal, “Ta

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Rav Ohad Teharlev

Justice to Mercy

From Justice to Mercy Rabbi Ohad Teharlev Director of Israeli Programs, 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

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Ten Days – Ten Thoughts: Day Ten

Yes, We Can Rabbanit Sally Mayer The haunting melody of Kol Nidrei resonates with every Jew who attends services on Yom Kippur night. But if you were writing the prayers for Yom Kippur, what would you choose as the opening

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Ten Days – Ten Thoughts: Day Nine

Contemplations Rabbi Shuki Reich There are two themes which are central to Rosh Hashana. The first is that of listening – the main aspect of the shofar is, after all, to listen – and the second theme is prayer, expressing

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