Alumni Column

Parshat Vayikra: Is Animal Sacrifice in our Future?

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

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Parshat HaChodesh: The Power of Storytelling on Pesach

Parshat HaChodesh: The Power of Storytelling on Pesach Na’amit Sturm Nagel (Midreshet Lindenbaum 2003-2004) is an English Teacher at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, California, and Associate Director of The Shalhevet Institute, a center for Jewish ideas and learning

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Parshat Ki Tisa: Beams of Light

Parshat Ki Tisa: Beams of Light Rabbi Gideon Sylvester is the British United Synagogue’s rabbi in Israel. He studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar (1985-86 and 1990-91) and received semicha from the Joseph & Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary       How close to

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Parshat Tetzaveh: Moshe and Aharon, The Dream Team

Parshat Tetzaveh: Moshe and Aharon, The Dream Team Dr. Julie Lieber (Midreshet Lindenbaum 1993-95) currently serves as the Chief Jewish Life and Engagement Officer at Jewish Colorado Moshe and Aharon were more than siblings. They were a team.  After all,

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Parshat Teruma: Finding Happiness in Siberia

Parshat Teruma: Finding Happiness in Siberia   Rabbi Dr. David Rozenson learned at Yeshivat Hamivtar from 1994-2001, and received his semicha from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary. He is the Executive Director of Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem.

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Parshat Mishpatim: Representing Godliness

Parshat Mishpatim: Representing Godliness Shoshana Chanales (Midreshet Lindenbaum Overseas Program 2000-2002) teaches Tanakh and Jewish philosophy at Yeshivat Frisch. Following the revelation at Har Sinai and the aseret hadibrot (Ten Commandments), Parshat Mishpatim takes a different turn in commandments. While

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Tzippy Ross

Parshat Beshalach: A Test of Faith

This week’s parsha is dedicatedin memory of Shlomo Fredman z”lשלמה חיים אריה לייב בן שמואל נחמו הכהן, ז”ל Parshat Beshalach: A Test of Faith Tzipora (Fredman) Ross (Midreshet Lindenbaum Overseas Program ‘89-90; Bruria Scholars ‘94-95) is currently the Judaic Studies

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Parshat Bo: Can I ask a favour?

Parshat Bo: Can I ask a favour? Rabbi Michael Laitner is Director of Education for the United Synagogue in London and Assistant Rabbi at Finchley Synagogue (Kinloss).  He studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar and received his rabbinical ordination from the Straus

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Rabbi David Fine

Shemot: The Creation of a People

The Creation of a People Rabbi David Fine studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar from 1994-1998 and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph & Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary. He is the founder and dean of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics and

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Vayechi: Tears of Suffering and Hope

Tears of Suffering and Hope by Dr. Yardaena Osband  Dr. Yardaena Osband studied at Midreshet Lindenbaum from 1993-1995 and taught there from 2001-2003. Today she is a pediatrician and community scholar in Riverdale, NY Parshat Vayechi brings the conclusion to

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