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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 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.

When the Seders are Over – What Next?

April 12, 2019, by

If you’ve been on the OU web site since Purim – and if you’re reading this, then you certainly have – you’ve probably noticed a lot of material to help you get ready for Pesach – on OU Kosher, OU Torah, OU Holidays and OU Life – even from the OU Daf Yomi Initiative! And […]

All New for Adar 2!

March 12, 2019, by

One of the most intriguing halacha series on OU Torah is A Responsum a Day by Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein. Rabbi Rothstein is a longtime contributor to OU Torah, delivering many shiurim for the OU’s Nach Yomi and Shnayim Mikra, as well as penning synopses on the haftarah (which can best be found by subscribing […]

OU Torah Welcomes HalachaShiur.com

February 26, 2019, by

We recently became aware of HalachaShiur.com, a web site dedicated to shiurim on a wide array of halachic topics, by Rabbi Aryeh Kerzner. Rabbi Kerzner hails from Toronto. An alumnus of Passaic Yeshiva (Rav Meir Stern), Rabbi Kerzner studied under Rav Sholom Schecter in Yerushalayim, followed by a stint in Kollel Ahavat Shalom. During his […]

By Popular Demand: Taryag Returns to Your Inbox!

February 19, 2019, by

OU Torah offer a lot of great daily emails. Among these are: Nach Yomi – a chapter a day from the books of Neviim and Kesuvim (the Prophets and the Writings); Shnayim Mikra – an aliyah a day from each week’s Torah portion; and Mishna Yomit – two mishnayos a day. Each of these includes […]

Get Your Ramchal On

February 13, 2019, by

Recently, we told you about a broad array of new series now available on OU Torah. These included Hilchos Lashon Hara by Rabbi Mendel Kessin and Parenting and Being Parented by Rabbi Shmuel Silber. In that post, we teased that we had more coming from each of these educators when those two short series were concluded. Well, that time is now! […]

OU Torah Celebrates North American Inclusion Month

January 30, 2019, by

For more than a decade, Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, has been observing the month of February as NAIM – North American Inclusion Month. This year, OU Torah is joining the cause for the first time with a full pallet of shiurim for the occasion. Some of these come from regular OU Torah […]

What’s New on OU Torah: January 2019 Edition!

January 2, 2019, by

Sharp-eyed OU Torah readers, listeners and viewers have no doubt noticed a number of new series that have made it onto the OU Torah web site (and app) in recent weeks without much fanfare. Well, guess what? It’s time for fanfare! For starters, there’s Hilchos Lashon Hara by Rabbi Mendel Kessin! Rabbi Kessin, an internationally-renowned lecturer, is […]

Join Us for Mishnah Brurah volume 4!

December 26, 2018, by

Do you regret not getting on board with the Dirsu Mishnah Brurah Yomi? Well, there’s another opportunity to join us – on January 6, 2019 – as we start the fourth chelek of this seminal work of halacha l’maaseh, taught by Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD.  Since March, 2015, Rabbi Dr. Glatt has delivered a daily shiur […]

OU Kosher Halacha Yomis Comes to OU Torah

November 12, 2018, by

Regular followers of OU Torah may be familiar with our broad array of daily Torah emails, including Nach Yomi, Shnayim Mikra, Mishna Yomit and HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah, as well as the weekly Shavua Tov email. But there’s one OU daily Torah email that doesn’t come from OU Torah. OU Kosher also produces a popular […]

The 95-Day Yerushalmi Challenge

October 17, 2018, by

The Mishna is such a seminal work that it inspired not one, but two Talmuds. When we refer to “the Talmud,” we generally mean the Talmud Bavli, which was composed in Babylonia. There is, however, a second Talmud: the Talmud Yerushalmi (the Jerusalem Talmud, also known as the Talmud of Eretz Yisrael). Learning the Talmud […]