Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

Jewish education is key to the survival of the Jewish people New class of Ohr Torah Stone emissaries graduates in ceremony attended by Diaspora Minister, heads off to communities around the world. A new class of rabbinical and educational emissaries graduated in Jerusalem this week ahead of their departure to Jewish communities across the globe. …

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Advocating for respect and unity Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, who made aliyah from Teaneck, leads Ohr Torah Stone toward understanding Joanne Palmer 13/07/2021 The best way for people to overcome senseless hatred is to meet each other. It’s much harder to feel abstract loathing when you’re looking into someone’s actual face. That’s age-old wisdom, it’s …

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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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