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The OU’s book publishing division publishes popular and scholarly works refl ecting a broad spectrum of Torah ideas and ideals. In 2023, OU Press released several signifi cant volumes from outstanding thinkers, continuing to fulfi ll our objective of publishing books that educate, enrich and enlighten.
THE RETURN TO ZION: ADDRESSES ON RELIGIOUS ZIONISM AND AMERICAN ORTHODOXY THE KARASICK FAMILY EDITION
By Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Translated by Shaul Seidler-Feller; edited by Joel B. Wolowelsky and Simon Posner
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s addresses at conventions of the Religious Zionists of America mesmerized audiences with perceptive observations on American Jewry, Israel and the nature of Religious Zionism. This book contains ten of these speeches, translated for the fi rst time from Yiddish. Delivered between 1939 and 1958, against the backdrop of the Holocaust and the emerging State of Israel, these profound messages from one of most challenging periods in Jewish history are timeless reminders of the unending drama of Jewish destiny.
MASTERS OF THE WORD: TRADITIONAL JEWISH BIBLE COMMENTARY FROM THE TWELFTH THROUGH FOURTEENTH CENTURIES (VOLUME III)
By Rabbi Yonatan Kolatch
In this exceptional volume, Rabbi Yonatan Kolatch surveys the biographies, historical contexts, works and methodologies of Judaism’s greatest Biblical commentators—including Rambam, Radak, Ramban, Rabbi Bachya ben Asher, and Ralbag. In addition to presenting an overview of each commentator’s lifework, Rabbi Kolatch presents selections from each commentary on a particular parsha. Rabbi Kolatch’s depiction of the commentators is thorough and nuanced, and it leaves no major theme in their works untouched. We discover the commentators’ views about central questions of Jewish thought and their approach to exegetical issues, all while considering their historical contexts.
THE RAV ON TEFILLAH: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TEACHINGS BY RABBI JOSEPH B. SOLOVEITCHIK ON JEWISH PRAYER THE LEVOVITZ EDITION
Edited and annotated by Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, also called “The Rav,” was renowned for his unparalleled Torah scholarship. In this extraordinary anthology, veteran educator Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz brings the Rav’s timeless wisdom on Jewish prayer to life, enlightening readers with a fresh perspective on tefi llah’s philosophical and existential dimensions. The Rav on Tefi llah will help readers understand both the particulars and overall structure of this essential spiritual act, enabling authentic worship from the heart.
TORAH UNITED: TEACHINGS ON THE WEEKLY PARASHAH FROM RAV AVRAHAM YITZCHAK HAKOHEN KOOK, RABBI JOSEPH B. SOLOVEITCHIK, AND THE CHASSIDIC MASTERS THE WINTMAN FAMILY EDITION
By Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider
This remarkable work provides new insight into the Torah’s message from different vantage points. Rabbi Goldscheider’s well-crafted essays guide us into Rav Soloveitchik’s intellectual brilliance, Rav Kook’s spiritual depths and the passionate devotion of the Chasidic masters. Rabbi Goldscheider weaves together diverse strands of thought into a beautiful tapestry and helps transform Torah study into an emphatic endorsement of achdut.
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