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Commemorating Rabbi Sacks’ Life and Legacy
On 20 Marcheshvan 5782, we mark the first yahrtzeit of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt”l, former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom. Rabbi Sacks – a brilliant and erudite author
Oct 19, 2021
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
Introducing Targum Onkelos – in English!
Earlier this year, OU Torah ran a seven-part miniseries all about the law and lore of studying the weekly Torah “Shnayim Mikra v’Echad Targum” – twice in the original text
Sep 27, 2021
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
And Now for Something Completely Different
Happily, OU Torah has been around for many years. In that time, we’ve been privileged to launch dozens upon dozens of series featuring some of the most acclaimed teachers on
Jul 14, 2021
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
Learn for Israel 2021
Following is an updated version of a Torah Blog that originally appeared in 2014. While we have been privileged to enjoy periods of relative calm, the prospect of violent outbursts
May 11, 2021
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
What’s New on OU Torah
Here’s a look at some of the new series and posts now available on OU Torah! Years ago, before there was an OU Torah website, the OU featured divrei Torah
May 6, 2021
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
Count Toward Sinai with the OU Women’s Initiative
There is a popular custom to study the Mishnaic tractate of Avos (Avot) during the sefira period. Numerous reasons are given for this practice. As Rabbi Ari Enkin writes, “Consistent
Apr 14, 2021
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
Join Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt Sat. Night, March 13,...
On motzoei Shabbos, March 13, from 8:30-9:30 PM, Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt will present his annual yahrtzeit shiur in memory of  Mr. Joseph Glatt, Yosef Nisan ben Yechezkel a”h.
Mar 2, 2021
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
Why I Wrote About Shnayim Mikra v’Echad Targum
I’m a big fan of Shnayim Mikra v’Echad Targum, the obligation to review the weekly Torah portion twice each week in the original Hebrew text followed by once in translation/commentary
Feb 3, 2021
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi Starts Sixth Volume Nov. 23
You may have seen Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD‘s name with unusual regularity these past few months. As a specialist in infectious diseases, he has been at the forefront of
Nov 16, 2020
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
In Case You Came in Late…
…here’s what you’ve been missing on OU Torah! We’ve added several new parsha series to our already impressive line-up. In addition to Shnayim Mikra, Rabbi Sacks, Rabbi Weinreb and all
Nov 5, 2020
By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

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