JM in the AM – Interview with Rabbi Kenneth Brander

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OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Kenneth Brander was a guest on the Nachum Segal Network’s “JM in the AM” radio show on February 19th. Rabbi Brander spoke live from an OTS conference in Cancun, Mexico for Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel shlichim serving communities in North, Central and South America. Rabbi Brander also expounded upon an …

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Tackling Critical Issues: Regional Conference for OTS Shlichim in Cancun

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42 Emissaries from the Americas Tackle Critical Issues Affecting Diaspora Communities at Ohr Torah Stone Conference CANCUN, Mexico – Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel emissary training programs brought together 42 of its North, Central and South American emissaries here to address ways to tackle critical issues affecting mainly smaller Diaspora Jewish communities. There was …

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Hot off the Press… “Hilkhot Avelut”

hilchot avelutMazal tov to Rabbi David Brofsky, Senior Faculty of Midreshet Lindenbaum, on the publication of his most recent book: “Hilkhot Avelut.”

Rabbi David Brofsky is an author and educator who, in addition to teaching at Midreshet Lindenbaum also teaches at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalyim and Midreshet Torah V’Avoda. Rabbi Brofsky also writes a halakha shiur for Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Virtual Beit Midrash (VBM) and is an active member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) and Tzohar.  He earned a BA and MA from Yeshiva University, and received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbanut HaRashit while studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion. 

Rabbi Brofsky’s other books are Hilkhot Avelut: A Comprehensive Guide to the Laws of Daily Prayer (KTAV/OU Press/Yeshivat Har Etzion 2010), Hilkhot Mo’adim: Understanding the Laws of the Festivals (Koren/Yeshivat Har Etzion 2013). He lives in Gush Etzion with his wife, Mali, and their four children.