Nachum Segal Interviewed Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, about the latest Ohr Torah Stone news and more.
Since its establishment in 1983, OTS has grown into an all-encompassing network which is making a profound impact throughout Israel and the world. Doors which had been shut to Jewish women have been pried open, empowering the Jewish female population to partake in the highest levels of Jewish learning, spiritual leadership, halakhic discourse, service in the Israeli Defense Forces and rabbinical court advocacy on behalf of agunot. The dreams of a population with special needs have been answered as, for the first time ever, young adults with special needs can spend a year in Israel delving into their history and roots, touring the country and volunteering – just like everyone else. Hundreds of OTS-trained dynamic rabbis and educators are serving Jewish communities across the globe, redefining traditional roles of ‘teacher’ and ‘spiritual leader,’ while thousands of secular Israelis are willingly participating in Jewish programming, exploring and reclaiming their Jewish heritage. And over 3,500 OTS students annually are being charged with a pride in their faith, a dedication to the Jewish people and a responsibility to the world at large.