Rabbi Kenneth Brander

“Jewish identity, taught by emissaries and suitcases”

Jewish identity, taught by emissaries and suitcases Rabbi Kenneth Brander, lately of Teaneck, on moving to Israel and new programs from Ohr Torah Stone By JOANNE PALMER August 16, 2018 It’s not at all surprising that the iconic object that Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander brought with him on the Nefesh b’Nefesh flight that he, his wife,… Continue Reading “Jewish identity, taught by emissaries and suitcases”

“We are closing the circle”

rabbi brander on ynet

“We are closing the circle,” Rabbi Kenneth Brander told Attila Somfalvi in the Ynet news studio on Thursday morning, as he shared the “story of the suitcase” – the history behind the 7 lb. case which made aliya along with the Brander family last Wednesday. Somfalvi displayed the heavy suitcase on the news desk as… Continue Reading “We are closing the circle”

If These Pages Could Talk

If These Pages Could Talk by 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 packed. My father would open a drawer, look at what was inside, and a… Continue Reading If These Pages Could Talk

Nachum Segal in-flight interview with Rabbi Brander

Nachum Segal in-flight interview with Rabbi Brander

“A wonderful and wondrous opportunity to be able to do wonderful things for the Jewish people in Medinat Yisrael.” Nachum Segal’s mobile broadcast from the Nefesh B’Nefesh aliya flight to Israel captured the palpable excitement and inspiration amongst the olim. Listen to his interview with Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, OTS incoming President and Rosh HaYeshiva,… Continue Reading Nachum Segal in-flight interview with Rabbi Brander

OTS on Future of Modern Orthodoxy

OTS on Future of Modern Orthodoxy

Ohr Torah Stone Weighs in on the Future of Modern Orthodoxy By Harry Glazer |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 Israel between the haredi… Continue Reading OTS on Future of Modern Orthodoxy

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 the sexes as to subject matter and method of instruction which is still advocated by certain… Continue Reading Counting towards a New Reality

Introducing Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

Ohr Torah Stone is excited to welcome Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander as our new President and Rosh HaYeshiva! Shortly before joining OTS, Rabbi Brander sat down with Mark S. Golub of the Jewish Broadcasting Service and shared a bit about his background, the experiences which shaped his Jewish vision, elements of his approach to Jewish law and… Continue Reading Introducing Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

“Bringing Palm Beach to Israel” – Florida Jewish Journal

Bringing a part of Palm Beach County to Israel By Rabbi Kenneth Brander –  01/23/2018 As I leave my position at Yeshiva University to embark on a wondrous opportunity in Israel offered to me by a true leader, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, I will be bringing a piece of Palm Beach County with me. For Palm Beach County was my… Continue Reading “Bringing Palm Beach to Israel” – Florida Jewish Journal

“Taking Over Riskin’s Business” – Jewish Standard

Taking over Riskin’s business Teaneck’s Rabbi Kenneth Brander named new head of Ohr Torah Stone in Israel By Larry Yudelson – 11/23/2017 Kenneth Brander wasn’t sure he wanted to be a rabbi when he applied to rabbinical school. Thirty years later, it’s pretty clear that the rabbinate was a good match for his talents. After… Continue Reading “Taking Over Riskin’s Business” – Jewish Standard