Midreshet Lindenbaum (מדרשת לינדנבאום), originally named Michlelet Bruria, was one of the early leaders in the women's talmud study movement. Michlelet Bruria was founded in 1976 by Rabbi Chaim Brovender as the woman's component of Yeshivat Hamivtar. At Bruria, as in a traditional men's yeshiva, women studied in hevrutot (a traditional Jewish system of partner-based religious study) and learned Talmud and advanced Tanach.
Midreshet Lindenbaum continues to be a leader in Jewish women's education. Many of the teachers at Matan, Nishmat, Pardes and other women's and co-ed yeshivas have studied there at some point. One of their most notable students include Malka Binah, the founder of Matan.
Midreshet Lindenbaum has also been a leader in developing women's role in rabbinical courts in Israel and in founding the first school dedicated to training women to serve as advocates in religious courts. known as to'anot in Hebrew. They also operate a legal aid center and hotline which has taken an active role in advocating for a resolution to the Agunah problem (an agunah is a woman married according to Orthodox Jewish law who has been abandoned by her husband without receiving a Jewish divorce and as a result she may not remarry and is considered "chained" until such time as the husband delivers a kosher get divorce document.)
- Jewish feminism
- Midrasha - overview of higher Jewish learning institutions for women.
- Role of women in Judaism - discusses various views of woman's study, including Haredi objections to Talmud study by women.
- Torah study - discusses the mitzvah of learning.
- ↑ El Or, Tamar. trans. Haim Watzman. "Next Year I Will Know More: Literacy and Identity among Young Orthodox Women in Israel", Wayne State University Press.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Furstenberg, Rochelle. "The Flourishing of Higher Jewish Learning for Women". Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 1 May 2000.
- ↑ About Midreshet Lindenbaum
- ↑ The Monica Dennis Goldberg School for Women Advocates
- ↑ Women Advocates Make Their Mark, Jewish Action, 2004
- ↑ Max Morrison Legal Aid/Yad Lalsha
- ↑ "Divorcing the Courts". Jerusalem Post, Dec 28, 2006, p. 5
- ↑ Their enthusiasm is contagious, The Jewish Week, October 12, 2005
- ↑ Midreshet Darkaynu
- Tamar Ross, Expanding the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy and Feminism" Brandeis University Press, 2004. ISBN 1-58465-390-6