{{location.city}} {{location.region}} {{location.country}}
{{zmanim.engDateString}} / {{zmanim.hebDateString}} / {{zmanim.parsha_shabbos}}
~ {{formatTime(zmanim.sunrise)}} ~ {{formatTime(zmanim.sunset)}} Candles ~ Fri.{{formatTime(zmanim.candle_lighting_shabbos)}}

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

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

Torah Resources for the Homebound (and the Rest of Us, Too!)

March 13, 2020, by

In our efforts to eradicate the COVID-19 virus, the Jewish community, like the community at large, has been taking some steps unprecedented in recent memory. In some areas, this goes as far as to actually close shuls, canceling services, social events and simchas. So, the question arises: Where are those who are quarantined, self-quarantined, or […]

Just In Time for Purim: Mussar Avicha!

March 4, 2020, by

One of the most well-known verses in sefer Mishlei (the Biblical book of Proverbs) occurs in the very first chapter. Verse 1:8 famously tells us שְׁמַ֣ע בְּ֭נִי מוּסַ֣ר אָבִ֑יךָ וְאַל־תִּ֝טֹּ֗שׁ תּוֹרַ֥ת אִמֶּֽךָ׃ Listen, my son, to the instruction of your father (mussar avicha) and do not neglect the teaching of your mother (Torat imecha). With […]

New and Improved!

February 5, 2020, by

We hope that you’re enjoying the new Nach Yomi cycle, now featuring shiurim from both the OU’s Shoshana Grossman Nach Yomi and the OU Women’s Initiative’s new Torat Imecha Nach Yomi. Nach Yomi has just started sefer Shoftim (the Book of Judges) so there’s still plenty of time to get on board! The OU’s Nach Yomi […]

A Second Chance

January 15, 2020, by

The Talmud in Brachos (8a) tells us, “a person should always complete the reading of the weekly Torah portion with the congregation, twice from the mikra and once from the Targum.” Mikra means the text, i.e., the actual Torah account. Targum means the translation, referring to the Aramaic paraphrase of Onkelos. Nowadays, most authorities say […]

Introducing Torat Imecha Nach Yomi from the OU Women’s Initiative

December 30, 2019, by

One of the most well-known verses in sefer Mishlei (the Biblical book of Proverbs) occurs in the very first chapter. Verse 1:8 famously tells us שְׁמַ֣ע בְּ֭נִי מוּסַ֣ר אָבִ֑יךָ וְאַל־תִּ֝טֹּ֗שׁ תּוֹרַ֥ת אִמֶּֽךָ׃ Listen, my son, to the musar of your father and do not neglect the Torah of your mother. The Metzudas Dovid explains that […]

Start Tractate Chagigah with Daf HaShavua

November 26, 2019, by

There are a lot of exciting new beginnings coming up. Most notably, Daf Yomi begins its seven-year cycle anew with tractate Brachos on Sunday, January 5, 2020 – which you should absolutely consider learning with the new AllDaf app! Plus, The OU’s Shoshana Grossman Nach Yomi starts its new two-year cycle with sefer Yehoshua (the […]

Presenting the New OU Torah!

November 14, 2019, by

Have you seen the new OU Torah web site and app? Well, if you haven’t, you should absolutely check it out! Last week, OU Torah revealed the newest iteration of its web site, featuring a cleaner, sleeker look with improved ease of access to all the great shiurim. Previously, OU Torah featured rows of tiles […]

New Beginnings

October 23, 2019, by

As I write this – and, hopefully, as you read this – we are in the immediate wake of the Tishrei holidays. These range from Rosh Hashana, which marks the start of the new Jewish year to Simchas Torah, on which we complete the reading of the Torah and immediately begin it again. In this […]

Now’s the Time to Go From Shabbos to Yom Tov

September 19, 2019, by

You’ve no doubt noticed that we here at OU Torah are big fans of daily learning programs. We have Daf Yomi (with all of its wonderful supplementary programs) to help you learn through shas in seven years, Nach Yomi to teach you the books of Neviim and Kesuvim in two years, and Mishna Yomit to […]

Get to Know Your Fathers

July 31, 2019, by

The Mishnaic tractate of Avos (or Avot) – commonly referred to as “Ethics of the Fathers” – is a most atypical tractate, dealing with matters of ethics and good character traits rather than with topics of law. It is also the most widely studied and quoted tractate, occupying a place in Jewish life unparalleled by […]