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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.

Laying Down the Law

January 14, 2015, by

Did you know that OU Torah has many series designed to help our audience improve their knowledge and practice of Jewish law? On Orach Chaim (mostly), the volume of Shulchan […]

Just a (Jewish) Thought

December 9, 2014, by

There are lots of categories on OU Torah. There’s Parsha – the weekly Torah portion. There’s Nach – the rest of the Jewish Bible. There’s Gemara, focusing on Daf Yomi, […]

What’s the Truth?

November 18, 2014, by

There’s a saying that “conventional wisdom is often neither.” For example, “everyone knows” that we’re supposed to throw bread at tashlich on Rosh Hashana and that Jews with tattoos cannot […]

When Does He Sleep?

October 23, 2014, by

There’s an old saying, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Well, somehow, beyond all the limitations of a 24-hour day, Rabbi Shalom Rosner has managed to do […]

Succos? Sukkot? Sukkos? Sukkoth?

October 7, 2014, by

“Pesach” is nice and easy to spell, but we still call it “Passover” half the time. Wouldn’t Succos (or whatever) be easier to Google if we actually called it “Tabernacles” […]

Time to Get Our Davening On!

September 17, 2014, by

Selichos and Rosh Hashana are imminent. With them comes a focus or “tefillah, teshuva and tzedaka” – prayer, repentance and charity. In truth, improving the quality of our prayers is […]

The Elul Has Landed

August 26, 2014, by

Elul is here! OU Holidays has released its first wave of Elul-themed content, with more on the horizon! For starters, we have Elul Thoughts – part 1 by Rochi Lerner […]