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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.

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 […]

Torah in the City: Indoors at Citi Field!

November 29, 2016, by

Q. What do Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer, Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Rabbi Hayyim Angel, Mrs. Rookie Billet, Rabbi David Fohrman, Rabbi Eli Mansour and Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau have in common? A. They’ll all be appearing at Torah in the City: Indoors at Citi Field, a one-of-a-kind event scheduled for Sunday, January 15, at […]

Let’s Get Social!

November 16, 2016, by

You may have noticed that OU Torah‘s social media accounts have a new look and exciting new content, courtesy of the OU’s new marketing coordinator, Danielle Michaels. Maybe you’ve noticed this by following us on Facebook or Twitter, where OU Torah has maintained a presence for some time. What’s especially exciting is OU Torah’s new […]

Parsha on OU – Now With Added Smiles!

November 1, 2016, by

We recently started the Torah again and many (most? hopefully all) of us will be conscientiously reviewing the weekly Torah portion (properly called a sedra but colloquially referred to as a parsha). As always, OU Torah is chock full of useful resources to help Jews of all educational backgrounds get the most out of their […]

Start 5777 with A Daf a Week!

October 13, 2016, by

OU Torah and the OU Department of Synagogue and Community Services are joining together with Daf Hashovua, AKA Daf-A-Week, to present Daf HaShavua. Now, don’t get us wrong, we love Daf Yomi. The OU hosts a number of shiurim promoting and facilitating the study of the daily daf. But Daf HaShavua is a different model. Get ready […]

Ani L’Dodi v’Dodi Li

September 2, 2016, by

Shir HaShirim (aka Song of Songs, aka Song of Solomon, aka Canticles, probably aka a few other things as well) 6:3 famously says, “Ani l’dodi v’dodi li” – “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” It has been pointed out that the initials of the words in this phrase spell out “Elul” – […]

It’s Here: The OU Torah App for Android!

August 16, 2016, by

Last year, the OU introduced the OU Torah app for iOS devices. Now, the OU is proud to announce the new OU Torah app for Android! Created by the Communications Department at the Orthodox Union, the OU Torah app provides instant access to the world of Torah made available by the OU on OUtorah.org, made […]

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