Modern Orthodoxy

“Assimilation, Intermarriage and Conversion: Challenges and Opportunities” –  A conversation between Dr. Laura Shaw Frank, Director of Contemporary Jewish Life, American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Rabbi David Kalb, Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Jewish Learning Center of New York (JLCNY). Previous “Torah for our Time” Events

“Can Teshuva Ever Be Authentic? Do People Really Change?” – A conversation with Rabbi Shlomo Vilk, Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone’s Robert M. Beren Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim, and Rabbanit Dr. Hannah Hashkes, Director of OTS’s International Halakhic Scholars Program. Previous “Torah for our Time” Events

“What Are the Next Glass Ceilings for Women in Orthodoxy” – A conversation with Rabbanit Devorah Evron, Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Rabbanit Sally Mayer, Rosh Midrasha of Ohr Torah Stone’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum,  and moderated by Judy Hecht …

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“LGBTQ Jews and the Orthodox Community: Where Things Stand and Where They’re Going“ – A conversation with Dr. Michelle Friedman, Associate Professor of  Clinical Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital (NY) and Founder, Lieberman Chair in Pastoral Counseling, YCT; Dr. Tuvia Peri, Professor of Psychology, Bar Ilan University and Clinical Psychologist; Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President …

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“Why a Jewish State? Rav Kook and Rav Soloveitchik on Religious Zionism and Modern Orthodoxy” – A conversation with Rabbi Dr. Yehudah Mirsky, Professor, Brandeis University Rabbanit Mali Brofsky, Educator and Alumna, Midreshet Lindenbaum Moderator: MK Tehilla Friedman, Attorney, Social Activist, and Alumna, Midreshet Lindenbaum. Previous “Torah for our Time” Events

“This Night CAN be Different — Transforming Ritual into Inspiration” – A conversation with Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh Yeshiva, Ohr Torah Stone; Marc Gerson, Chairman United Hatzalah, Entrepreneur and Author; and moderated by Rabbanit Yael Nitzanim, Fellow at Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership. Previous “Torah for our …

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“Presidents and Prime Ministers: The Role of Morality in Leadership” – A Conversation with Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh Yeshiva, Ohr Torah Stone and William Daroff, CEO Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, moderated by Miriam L. Wallach, General Manager Nachum Segal Network

OTS on Future of Modern Orthodoxy

Ohr Torah Stone Weighs in on the Future of Modern Orthodoxy By Harry Glazer |The Jewish Link | June 21, 2018 Jews who identify as Modern Orthodox can be excused for wondering about the long-term viability of their approach, since reports of its perilous prospects are common in Jewish publications. Recurring news of squabbles in …

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“What is the Future of Modern Orthodoxy?”

A fascinating ​dialogue​ took place on June 13th between Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin and Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander at a standing-room only event in Teaneck, NJ, chaired by Laurence and Daniela Schreiber.

Moderated by Jerry Silverman, President & CEO of Jewish Federations of North America, Rabbi Riskin and Rabbi Brander spoke about what it means to them to be Modern Orthodox, and what the future has in store for the movement, in Israel and abroad.

Watch, and be inspired by these two great leaders!