Parsha in the Shadow of War – Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Shavuot: Torah vs. Cheesecake

Shavuot: Torah vs. Cheesecake Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone Unlike the other two major Biblical festivals of Pesach and Sukkot, the upcoming holiday of Shavuot has no specific mitzvot designated for its

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Parshat Bechukotai: Challenge & Self Worth

Parshat Bechukotai: Challenge & Self Worth Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone In this week’s parsha, following a brief overview of the blessings we will merit if we observe the mitzvot, the Torah

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Parshat Kedoshim: What ‘Holy’ Means Today

Parshat Kedoshim: What ‘Holy’ Means Today Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone “Be Holy.” With these simple words, the Torah poses a great challenge for each of us.  We, the descendants of those

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Parshat Acharei Mot: Holy Maintenance

Parshat Acharei Mot: Holy Maintenance Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone Aharon is given a set of instructions. Once a year, on Yom Kippur, he was to enter the Kodesh Hakodashim, the Holy

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Parshat Tazria: Looking Ahead

Parshat Tazria: Looking Ahead Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone The opening of Parshat Tazria, which details the laws governing purity and impurity following childbirth, focuses primarily on halakhic technicalities. Yet the Torah’s

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