Articles by Rabbi Brander

God Not Only Loves Us; He Needs Us!

God Not Only Loves Us; He Needs Us! Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone  Often, we look at the High Holidays as a two-holiday event consisting of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. After

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The Desire for Meaning

The Desire for Meaning Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone  What is it that brings Jews out in droves to High Holiday services? As indicated in the Pew Research Center’s 2020 Jewish Population

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JPost – Remembering a Jewish philanthropic giant

Remembering a Jewish philanthropic giant – opinion Mr. Beren’s impact on the Jewish community, and especially on Jewish education, has been of global magnitude. He spent his life supporting countless major Jewish institutions Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander – September 8,

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Purim and Pesach: Two Models Of Redemption

Purim and Pesach: Two Models Of Redemption Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander The holidays of Purim and Pesach are observed in fairly similar ways: Both holidays are centered around feasting. While the tone of the Purim seudah differs from that of the Pesach seder,

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Jewish Press – How Modern Orthodoxy Looks In Israel

How Modern Orthodoxy Looks In Israel Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander | 11 Shevat 5783 – February 2, 2023  Like many across the Modern Orthodox community, I read Avi Ciment’s recent three-part essay with considerable interest. While I certainly agree that

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Reflections of Rav Soloveitchik on Chanukah

Reflections of Rav Soloveitchik on Chanukah by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander  When the Rambam wrote the Mishneh Torah, he stated that his purpose was: …so that the entire Oral Law might become known to all without difficulty… I have called

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The Light That Grows Each Night

The Light That Grows Each Night Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of the Ohr Torah Stone network There is a famous dispute between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai regarding how we should light the Chanukah lights.

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