Articles by Rabbi Brander

Ten Days – Ten Thoughts: Day One

Two Facets of Our Relationship with God Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander The primary mitzva of Rosh Hashana is the blowing of the shofar. Jewish law tells us that there are two sets of blasts: one, known as t’kiot d’meyushav, are

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If These Pages Could Talk

If These Pages Could Talk Rabbi Kenneth Brander 27/07/2018 A number of years ago, my parents began preparing to leave the home they’d lived in for decades. But at a certain point, my siblings and I realized that nothing was being

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Between “Eicha” and “Ayeka”

Between “Eicha” and “Ayeka” by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander The first and central kinah said on Tisha b’Av is Megillat Eicha. The Gemara (Baba Batra 14a) refers to Megillat Eicha as the book of Lamentations, a Biblical book of which

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Counting towards a New Reality

Sefirat Haomer and Women’s Leadership — Counting towards a New Reality by Rabbi Kenneth Brander – 18/05/2018 “Not only is the teaching of Torah Shebe’al Peh to girls permissible, but it is nowadays an absolute imperative. This policy of discrimination between

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After Death, Holiness is Proclaimed

After Death, Holiness is Proclaimed: Reflections on being in Israel for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut by Rabbi Kenneth Brander – APRIL 25, 2018 As my plane touches down on the Newark tarmac, I am reflecting upon the events of last

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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.

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“Is All Fair in Love & War?”

“Is All Fair in Love & War?” Just & Unjust Wars through the prism of Jewish and Secular Rabbi Kenneth Brander | May 2014 In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut and the Reunification of Jerusalem I am sharing some ideas on

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