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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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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 …

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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 …

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On October 26th, Nachum Segal welcomed Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander to the “JM in the AM” show to discuss his appointment of President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone. Click here to listen to the interview on the NSN site

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Rabbi Kenneth Brander to Make Aliyah, Head Ohr Torah Stone by Elizabeth Kratz 10/18/2017 Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, Yeshiva University’s vice president for university and community life, has been named the new president-elect and rosh hayeshiva of Efrat-based education network Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), set to succeed the venerable Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the Israeli education network’s …

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‘Huge’ Moment For Advocates Of Orthodox Women Rabbis YU centrist named successor of Shlomo Riskin’s pioneering seminary in Israel; move could impact direction of U.S. Orthodoxy. by Gary Rosenblatt 10/10/2017   With the powerful Orthodox Union poised to vote on whether to expel several member congregations for employing women in rabbinical roles, and with a new …

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The “Wicked” Child Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Founder and Chancellor, Ohr Torah Stone  Why does the author of the Haggada call the questioner in this sequence “the wicked child”? The reason that the Haggada itself emphasizes lies in the questioner’s exclusion of himself from the family ritual when he asks, “What is this service to you?” The Haggada …

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One Season; Two Dimensions Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Chancellor and Rosh HaYeshiva, Ohr Torah Stone The magnificent three-week Festival period beginning with Rosh Hashanah, including Yom Kippur and ending with Sukkot may be viewed and experienced in two dimensions at the same time: the Universalist, Nationalist dimension, and the particularist, individual – family dimension. Rosh Hashanah …

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“Riskin Chooses Successor for His Educational Network” The American-born rabbi taps Rabbi David Stav of Tzohar to co-lead Ohr Torah Stone in Israel By STEVE LIPMAN, Staff Writer 02/03/2015 Click here to read the article on the Jewish Week website Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who has built an educational empire within Modern Orthodoxy over the last three …

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“Riskin Taps Female Spiritual Leader In Efrat” Efrat’s municipal chief rabbi Shlomo Riskin selects Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld in what is perhaps the first appointment of its kind in Israel in the Orthodox world By HANNAH DREYFUS, Staff Writer 01/21/2015 Click here to read the article on the Jewish Week website At age 11, Jennie Rosenfeld, originally from …

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