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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 […]

Shabbat Shalom? Shavua Tov!

September 27, 2017, by

Big news! Do you enjoy the OU’s weekly Shabbat Shalom email, which comes at the end of each week? If so, OU Torah has something new that may add to that enjoyment. Introducing Shavua Tov, the OU Torah weekly email! “Shavua Tov” – literally, “Good week!” – is the traditional post-Shabbos greeting (along with its […]

New Year, New Shiur

September 18, 2017, by

Rosh Hashana 5778 is almost upon us and as we make the transition into a new year, OU Torah is thrilled to be able to offer a wide variety of new series to enhance your Torah-learning opportunities! Some of these have already started and others are still to be revealed, so we’ll just bring you […]

Averting Hurricane Irma: The Power of Prayer

September 7, 2017, by

This is a very unusual edition of The Torah Blog. As you are no doubt aware, Houston is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey (read about how New Jersey NCSY went down to help here and see how you can help here!). As I write this, Hurricane Irma is battering Puerto Rico and […]

100 Brachos a Day – A New OU Torah Miniseries!

August 30, 2017, by

Following the success of the recent miniseries on Shiva,  OU Torah is pleased to present another six-part series regarding an important (albeit largely neglected) facet of Jewish life. 100 Brachos a Day by OU Torah editor Rabbi Jack Abramowitz focuses on practical issues regarding the titular obligation. The first installment, The Origin, was posted on August 30, […]

The Solar Eclipse: Timely!

August 18, 2017, by

We have a total solar eclipse coming up this Monday, August 21. This is really a once in a lifetime occurrence. Because the moon’s orbit is elliptical, its shadow often misses the Earth. Even when it hits the Earth, because our planet’s surface is 75% water, eclipses are likely to be visible only from the […]

Daf in Halacha Returns!

August 3, 2017, by

Regular listeners no doubt noticed that the popular Daf in Halacha series, provided by our friends at the Bais HaVaad Halacha Center, was conspicuously absent from tractate Baba Basra. The reason for this was … I ‘unno. Just sometimes things go awry. But, in case you haven’t noticed, Daf in Halacha is back for tractate […]