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Midreshet Lindenbaum (מדרשת לינדנבאום), originally named Michlelet Bruria, was one of the early leaders in the women's talmud study movement.[1] 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.[2]

In 1986, Bruria merged with Ohr Torah Institutions and was renamed "Midreshet Lindenbaum" after Belda and Marcel Lindenbaum.[2][3]. It is currently located in Talpiot, Jerusalem.

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.[4][5] 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[6][7] (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.)

Midreshet Lindenbaum also runs a Torah study program for the developmentally disabled. [8][9]

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