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Meet Sivan Rahav Meir!

March 14, 2018, by

Mrs. Sivan Rahav Meir is a bona fide Israeli celebrity. A journalist by trade, Mrs. Rahav Meir is renowned as a respected and popular TV news reporter. In her work for channel 2 news, Yedioth Acharonot and IDF radio, she has interviewed heads of state including Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Rav Ovadia Yosef, and uncovered exclusive stories of great import […]

Rabbi Moshe Hauer on Maharal and More!

March 8, 2018, by

Rabbi Moshe Hauer is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion in Baltimore, MD. In his community, Rabbi Hauer serves as an active leader in many areas, with particular focus on education and social service organizations serving the Jewish community, ranging from charitable services and hospice to domestic and child sexual abuse prevention. He is also a […]

Esther Wein on Parsha and Pesach!

March 7, 2018, by

Torah educator Esther Wein has been teaching Jewish women for nearly 30 years, specializing in multiple areas that include parsha, tefillah, Navi and history. While acclaimed for the intellectually advanced level of her lectures, Mrs. Wein is also known for her ability to make her shiurim approachable for students of all educational backgrounds. Come hear Mrs. […]

Unraveling Tapestries

January 25, 2018, by

By “unraveling tapestries,” we refer not to un-weaving pieces of Medieval textile art typically depicting battle scenes or, for some reason, unicorns. (This would be both ill-advised and prohibitively expensive.) Nor are we referring to Don McLean’s 1970 album and Carole King’s 1971 album, each of which was called Tapestry. (The feat of unraveling these […]

To Life, to Life, l’Chaim!

January 12, 2018, by

L’chaim, l’chaim, to life! This may be called The Torah Blog, and usually we fill you in as to what’s going on in OU Torah, but if you’re not also visiting OU Life, you could really be missing out! OU Life features Torah-true viewpoints on many important topics of the day, as well as on […]

Nach, Nach! Who’s There?

January 12, 2018, by

Hopefully you! Did you join us in the OU’s sixth cycle of Nach Yomi, completing the books of the Prophets and Writings in under two years? (If not, there’s still plenty of time to join us and get caught up!) Whether or not you follow Nach Yomi, there are plenty more resources on OU Torah […]

It’s Not Just a Good Idea…

January 12, 2018, by

…it’s the law! Jewish law, that is! Have you check out all of OU Torah’s insightful series on halacha? Right off the bat, we have a variety of daily series, including Mishnah Brurah Yomi by Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, currently studying the laws of Shabbos; HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah by Rabbi Jack Abramowitz […]

Here We Go Again!

December 11, 2017, by

We read the Torah each week, finishing it every year, and most of us know the basics fairly well. We’re also pretty familiar with the megillos of Esther and Ruth, which we read on Purim and Shavuos, respectively.  But most of us are not quite so familiar with Isaiah and Jeremiah, despite their ubiquity in […]

And the Hits Just Keep on Coming!

November 21, 2017, by

In recent Torah Blog posts, we told you about some of the new shiurim featured on OU Torah for 5778. These include Timely Topics in Halacha by Rabbi Isaac Rice, Unlocking the Messages in Chazal by Rabbi Shai Finkelstein, Mishlei: Wisdom for Life by Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz, and Rebbetzin Pearl Borow on Nach. Additionally, we unveiled new parsha series from Rabbi Daniel Glatstein and Rabbi […]