Rabbaniyot against the Chief Rabbinate

Yediot Aharonot March 13, 2018 Originally published in Hebrew Rabbaniyot against the Chief Rabbinate They are Torah scholars who have been studying Torah and halakha for years * But that doesn’t matter as far as the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is concerned, since it will not let them take the rabbinical ordination exam that concerns topics relating …

Rabbi Brander on Spirituality and Leviticus

[AUDIO] Click here to listen to Rabbi Kenneth Brander’s shiur on “Spirituality and the Search for Meaning: Lessons from the Book of Leviticus” In his first official appearance in Israel as President-Elect and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander met with students from the “ORA” program at Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s …

Introducing Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

Ohr Torah Stone is excited to welcome Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander as our new President and Rosh HaYeshiva! Shortly before joining OTS, Rabbi Brander sat down with Mark S. Golub of the Jewish Broadcasting Service and shared a bit about his background, the experiences which shaped his Jewish vision, elements of his approach to Jewish law and his goals …

New President and Rosh HaYeshiva at OTS

Meet the President-Elect and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President-elect and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), will succeed Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, who will step down in August 2018 while maintaining involvement in OTS, the organization he founded in 1983. Until January 2018, Rabbi …

Eshet Hamidbar – Women Moving Mountains

Over 250 women from all backgrounds and locations. A grueling 22 km hike. 2 magical days in Israel’s Arava desert. 1 goal: to raise awareness and funds for OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline for Agunot. The first annual “Women Moving Mountains” event – in Hebrew, “Eshet …