Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Parshat Bereishit – Connecting Between Sacred and Profane

Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Parshat Bereishit: Connecting Between Sacred and Profane  Rabbi Kenneth Brander  As we begin reading the Torah anew and are reintroduced to the story of Creation, one seemingly trivial point often goes unnoticed: the fact that humankind is conceived and born specifically on “yom vav” – the sixth day of Creation. Perhaps reflecting the very essence …

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“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, …

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“We are closing the circle”

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“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 …

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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 packed. My father would open a drawer, look at what was inside, and a groundswell …

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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, …

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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 |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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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 …

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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 …

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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 “Is All Fair in Love & War?” Just & Unjust Wars through the prism of …

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