Articles by Rabbi Brander

Giving thanks

Thankfulness is a basic human virtue

Thankfulness is a basic human virtue Today’s schools focus on teaching the whole child: heart, soul and mind. There is even a focus on spirituality in our schools. God has finally made it into the curriculum! BY KENNETH BRANDER | 

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Ta Shma 5780 – Come and Learn!

As Rosh Hashana approaches we seek inspiration, to reconnect and to come closer to Hashem.  In that light, we are delighted to share the latest edition of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Torah journal, “Ta Shma – Come and Learn.”  Click on the

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Attaining Modern Day Redemption

Attaining Modern Day Redemption Rabbi Kenneth Brander | May 6, 2019 While still a student at Yeshiva University, I was asked by the family of Rabbi Soloveitchik z”l, to serve with a small group of students as one of the

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Reviewing the 1402 manuscript of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah at the Jewish Museum of Venice

Meeting Maimonides and his Censor in Venice

Meeting Maimonides and his Censor in Venice Rabbi Kenneth Brander | March 29, 2019 “Here we are at a conference in Venice composing a new song in the same place where Jewish books were burned 451 years ago.” I write this

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Do we love our daughters less than they do theirs?

Do We Love Our Daughters Less Than They Do Theirs?  This week, we mark International Aguna Day, traditionally held on Ta’anit Esther, the fast on Purim eve. (An aguna is a Jewish woman who is “chained” to her marriage.) BY KENNETH

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Pittsburgh Strong

Pittsburgh Strong According to statistics released by the FBI, of the approximately 3,000 hate crimes committed against religious groups in the US in 2016, more than half were committed against Jews. By Rabbi Kenneth Brander | October 31, 2018 A

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Parshat Lech Lecha – a Journey of Self-Discovery

Parshat Lech Lecha: A Journey of Self-Discovery Rabbi Kenneth Brander  Lech Lecha sets into motion the ancient journey which lay the groundwork for Am Yisrael’s enduring connection with Eretz Yisrael. Yet the formulation of the text begs for elucidation.   While

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The Message and its Messenger

The Message and its Messenger We have the opportunity to become the “authors” of the prayers we read and the Torah we study through internalizing their messages and personifying their ideals. By Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander – September 4, 2018 With

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