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Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz is Torah Content Editor at the Orthodox Union. He is the author of five books, including The Tzniyus Book. His latest work, The Taryag Companion, is available from OU Press as well as on Amazon.

A Unique Yom Yerushalayim Experience

May 17, 2017, by

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is a modern Jewish holiday that commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem following the Six Day War in 1967. A major consequence of the war was that Israel regained control of the Old City, including access to the Kotel, the western wall of the Temple compound. The significance of this event should […]

Celebrating the Ramchal’s Life and Legacy

May 15, 2017, by

Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (1707 –1746), commonly referred to by the acronym “Ramchal,” is one of the best known and most respected Jewish philosophers. He is considered by many to be the preeminent name in Jewish thought, having authored a plethora of classic works. Ramchal’s magnum opus is no doubt Mesillas Yesharim (Path of the […]

Iyar: It’s Busier Than You Might Think!

April 28, 2017, by

When you think about a busy time in the Jewish calendar, you might think about Elul and Tishrei (getting ready for and executing Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Succos, etc.). You might also think about Adar and Nisan (Purim and Pesach). Chances are you don’t think much about Iyar, but Iyar is a month surprisingly full […]

The Eiffel Tower and Daf Yomi

February 17, 2017, by

OU Torah is pleased to announce a new addition to our line-up of Daf Yomi shiurim. In addition to the daily daf shiurim delivered by Rabbi Moshe Elefant and Rabbi Shalom Rosner, OU Torah now presents Daf Yomi B’iyun from Real Clear Daf. The maggid shiur is Rabbi Shmuel Wise, director of Real Clear Daf, […]

What’s New on OU Torah?

January 25, 2017, by

If you read our most recent Torah Blog, you know that Rabbi Yosef Grossman recently completed tractate Brachos in Talmud Yerushalmi. The entire masechta is now available online for listeners to study whenever they wish, at their own pace; you can start here! But what else is new on OU Torah? Last week, on the […]

Learn All of Yerushalmi Brachos Now

January 17, 2017, by

Since September of 2012, Rabbi Yosef Grossman has diligently pored over tractate Brachos in the Talmud Yerushalmi page by page, recording a shiur on every daf. Now, after four and a quarter years, the tractate has been concluded and the entirety of the work is available for those who wish to study Yerushalmi Brachos at […]

Introducing… The NCSY Bencher App!

January 5, 2017, by

You know the NCSY Bencher. You probably have a drawer full of them at home because, with more than 2.5 million of them in print, it’s an incredibly popular choice at weddings and bar mitzvahs (and more than a few have probably made their way home after an NCSY Shabbaton over the years!). Now, in […]

Rewards for Review: A Special Announcement for Daf HaShavua Participants (Timely!)

December 30, 2016, by

Following is a special announcement from Daf-A-Week: ********************************** See what a difference chazara makes. Any chazara is great but what we’re referring to is a chazara of just the shakla v’tarya inside. 10-Blatt Test There will be a shakla v’tarya bechina on the first 10 blatt released (bl”n) by Sunday, Jan 1st. This bechina is sponsored […]

Nach Yomi Starts Tehillim on New Year’s Eve

December 28, 2016, by

This Shabbos, December 31, the OU’s Nach Yomi begins sefer Tehillim (the Book of Psalms). With the OU’s Nach Yomi, participants can complete the books of Neviim and Kesuvim (the Prophets and the Writings) in just under two years by studying a chapter a day. At 150 chapters, nearly one-quarter of the Nach Yomi cycle […]

Daf Yomi Double Header at Citi Field

December 19, 2016, by

On the Orthodox Union’s Daf Yomi web site, there are two powerhouse lecturers, each teaching a page of Talmud every single day. Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher, is the originator of the OU’s Daf Yomi. He also delivers the popular Daf Sugya Shiur, delving deeper into a variety of topics that arise during […]

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