Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

One of OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Kenneth Brander’s favorite hobbies is exploring the Old City of Jerusalem. This week, he led the staff of OTS’s administrative offices on a tour of the area, using the Tanach, Talmud and halakha as his guides, and providing a fresh, new perspective on this familiar location. View …

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Dr. Monique and Mordecai Katz

Remembering Englewood’s Mordecai (Morty) Katz, z”l By Rabbi Kenneth Brander | April 08, 2021 The Jewish community has lost a gentle giant with the passing of Mordecai Katz, of blessed memory. Better known among both colleagues and friends as Morty, he was a lifelong champion of Jewish education, working alongside his wife, Dr. Monique (Nicky) …

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Torat Eretz Yisrael and the Vision of a Jewish State by Rabbi Kenneth Brander We are told in the Midrash (Bereishit Rabbah 16:4) that אין תורה כתורת ארץ ישראל, “there is no Torah like the Torah of the Land of Israel.” In what sense is the Torah studied and taught within the confines of the …

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Meet the President-Elect and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President-elect and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), will succeed Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, who will step down in August 2018 while maintaining involvement in OTS, the organization he founded in 1983. Until January 2018, Rabbi …

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Ohr Torah Stone Appoints New Leader Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Dr. Brander to Head Organization EFRAT — Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander has been named President-Elect and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone (OTS). Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the Modern Orthodox network’s founder and Chancellor, and OTS’ North American and Israeli boards of directors made the announcement Wednesday …

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