Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

Shavuot: Torah vs. Cheesecake

Shavuot: Torah vs. Cheesecake Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone Unlike the other two major Biblical festivals of Pesach and Sukkot, the upcoming holiday of Shavuot has no specific mitzvot designated for its

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Parshat Bechukotai: Challenge & Self Worth

Parshat Bechukotai: Challenge & Self Worth Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone In this week’s parsha, following a brief overview of the blessings we will merit if we observe the mitzvot, the Torah

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JNS – Facing Memorial Day 

Facing Memorial Day  Judith Segaloff  | May 13, 2024   Ohr Torah Stone, a Modern Orthodox network of 32 educational and social institutions and programs, is also relating differently to this Memorial Day. Thirteen alumni and 31 members of the

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Parshat Kedoshim: What ‘Holy’ Means Today

Parshat Kedoshim: What ‘Holy’ Means Today Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone “Be Holy.” With these simple words, the Torah poses a great challenge for each of us.  We, the descendants of those

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Parshat Acharei Mot: Holy Maintenance

Parshat Acharei Mot: Holy Maintenance Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone Aharon is given a set of instructions. Once a year, on Yom Kippur, he was to enter the Kodesh Hakodashim, the Holy

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