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Shelomo Dobkin

In his capacity as Torah Content Editor for the OU, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, MS Ed., creates and coordinates content for such programs as Taryag and Mishna Yomit. His clear and down-to-earth explanations of even the most esoteric Torah concepts has been the hallmark of projects from NCSY's Torah on One Foot series of educational pamphlets to negiah.org, the first sexual abstinence web site designed specifically for Jewish teens. Rabbi Abramowitz is the author of The Shnayim Mikra Companion on Torah, the two-volume Nach Yomi Companion on the books of the Prophets and the Writings, and The Tzniyus Book.

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Noach

October 27, 2011, by

  Owning It (In Loving Memory of Marilyn David, Z”L) By Joyce Schur Whatever Marilyn David did was min ha’lev, b’lev shalaym (from the heart, with a complete heart). This made her the best kind of professional. She absolutely owned it, and she owned it 24/7… Read More » Featured Articles From the Heart, In

Shabbat Shalom – Yom Kippur

October 7, 2011, by

  Circles of Change By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Mone of us lives as isolated individuals. We are parts of families, of social networks, of communities large and small, of a very heterogeneous nation, of humanity. The process of teshuvah must have impact upon us as units of those greater wholes. Read More »

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Nitzavim-Vayeilech

September 23, 2011, by

  The Great Disappearing Act: Black Holes of Time By Rabbi Yaakov Luban Is the eradication of time inevitable? Are we helpless to prevent this phenomenon from occurring? The Torah provides a way to halt this process… Read More » Featured Articles NCSY: What’s New for 2011 and Beyond By Rabbi Steven Burg. Rosh Hashana

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Ki Tavo

September 16, 2011, by

  Orthodox Judaism: Do We Have an Economic Model that Works? By Steven Savitsky We, at the Orthodox Union, have embarked on a multi-dimensional approach to alleviate the insurmountable financial burdens, and thus restore the simchas hachaim (joy of life) that is threatened in our community… Read More » Featured Articles A Once in a

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Ki Teitzei

September 9, 2011, by

  Let Your Voices Be Heard! (Tuition Affordability) By Dr. Simcha Katz “As a community, I think we need to admit that we have been asleep at the wheel. How did we allow the situation to get so out of hand?” Read More » Featured Articles It’s MY Responsibility By Rabbi Steven Weil. Families with

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Shoftim

September 2, 2011, by

  September 11th – Ten Years Later Memories, as told to Bayla Sheva Brenner I was shocked to see the city reduced to ash. But I wasn’t surprised that it could happen—the way most Americans were. Jews have seen such tragedies happen in our history. We know people are capable of evil… Read More »

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Re’eh

August 26, 2011, by

  Marriage Enrichment – An Educators’ Perspective By Rabbi Reuven & Shira Boshnack Acting as teachers and role models in this capacity can be extremely satisfying as a professional challenge, but it also carries the weight of tremendous personal responsibility. The underlying assumption is that we “practice what we preach”… Read More » Featured Articles

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Eikev

August 19, 2011, by

  A Timeless People By Dr. Saul Landa History has long ago taught us the undeniable truth: to understand a people today, you must first understand its past. Or, as Walter Ehrlich put it in his book Zion in the Valley, “If you don’t know where you’ve been, you won’t know where you’re going.” Read