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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.

The Solar Eclipse: Timely!

August 18, 2017, by

We have a total solar eclipse coming up this Monday, August 21. This is really a once in a lifetime occurrence. Because the moon’s orbit is elliptical, its shadow often misses the Earth. Even when it hits the Earth, because our planet’s surface is 75% water, eclipses are likely to be visible only from the […]

Daf in Halacha Returns!

August 3, 2017, by

Regular listeners no doubt noticed that the popular Daf in Halacha series, provided by our friends at the Bais HaVaad Halacha Center, was conspicuously absent from tractate Baba Basra. The reason for this was … I ‘unno. Just sometimes things go awry. But, in case you haven’t noticed, Daf in Halacha is back for tractate […]

Double Your Daf HaShavua

July 25, 2017, by

Last week was a banner week for those who study the daf, whether by the week or by the day. Daf Yomi (the daily daf) started tractate Sanhedrin, with shiurim by Rabbi Moshe Elefant and Rabbi Shalom Rosner. As luck would have it, Rabbi Yosef Grossman is currently teaching the first chapter of Sanhedrin in Talmud Yerushalmi, […]

What’s New on OU Torah?

July 3, 2017, by

Following are some recent developments in OU Torah that we thought people might appreciate hearing about: ******************************* The OU’s Nach Yomi has just started sefer Iyov (the book of Job). This sefer is taught by Rabbi Eric Levy, a renowned educator who has delivered shiurim for a number of sefarim in Nach Yomi and a […]

Start Hilchos Shabbos with Mishnah Brurah Yomi

June 28, 2017, by

Since March, 2015, Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, has delivered a popular daily shiur called Mishnah Brurah Yomi, working through the Chofetz Chaim’s classic work of practical halacha at the rate of a page a day. (Actually, there are five shiurim per week, as two days are reserved for review, which is an integral component […]

DAF on OU Daf!

June 19, 2017, by

When it comes to Daf Yomi, OU Daf is the place to be. First of all, the OU offers not one but two daily Daf Yomi shiurim, courtesy of two popular and acclaimed maggidei shiur, Rabbi Moshe Elefant and Rabbi Shalom Rosner. In addition, OU Daf offers a plethora of resources designed to enhance the […]

The New Chumash Mesoras HaRav: Sefer Bamidbar!

May 26, 2017, by

OU Press is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth volume in the acclaimed Chumash Mesoras HaRav series, Sefer Bamidbar – The Neuwirth Edition. Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, known as the Rav, represented the pinnacle of 20th century Jewish thought. Given the breadth of his writing and teaching, it is unsurprising that the Rav […]

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 […]

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