“Every character we encounter on Rosh Hashana – Avraham, Sarah and Yitzchak, Hagar and Yishmael, Rachel, Chana and the Benei Korach – had their own personal gehenom experience. And yet they maintained their connection with God. Judaism is about the fact that even in challenging times, even in darkness, we have a way to live a life of transcendence and still be able say Moshe Emet v’Torato Emet.”
Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of OTS delivered an inspirational Shiur Clali to Midreshet Lindenbaum students on erev Rosh Hashana 5780 as part of his “Elul Learning Tour.”
Over the course of the past month, Rabbi Brander gave shiurim, hands-on tours and lectures, learned and davened alongside hundreds of OTS students, rabbis-in-training, shlichim-to-be and burgeoning Jewish leaders, inspiring them – and being inspired by them – as they prepared for the Yamim Norai’m.