Taanit Esther- A Plea for Balance Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein, Director of Training and Placement for OTS’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Programs Introduction It is a well-established custom to fast on the 13th of Adar, usually one day before Purim [which
Hilchot Sufganiyot – The Laws of Jelly Doughnuts Rabbi David Brofsky, Midreshet Lindenbaum Hafrashas Challah The Torah (Bamidbar 15: 17-21) teaches that one must separate challa from the “first of your dough.” The Rishonim discuss the manner in which the dough is cooked or baked. Generally,
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
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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