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OU Press publishes popular and scholarly works that reflect the broad spectrum of Orthodox Jewish values in the contemporary Jewish community.

Among OU Press authors are outstanding thinkers including Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, Dr. Erica Brown, Rabbi Ari Kahn, and Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom.

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Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas:
A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible
By Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Judaism’s Life – Changing Ideas, co-published with Koren Publishers of Jerusalem, was one of several books published during the pandemic. After the OU offices closed, OU Press continued its publishing while working remotely and entered into special arrangements with distributors to ensure deliveries of books would not be interrupted. During this critical time, OU Press continued to provide inspiring volumes of the highest quality.

Recently Published OU Press Books

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Torah Beloved:
Reflections on the Love of Torah and the Celebration of the Holiday of Matan Torah (Gibber Family Edition)

By Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm | Edited by Dr. Daniel Gober

With his renowned eloquence and wit, Rabbi Lamm’s collection of sermons relating to the festival of Shavuot, the giving of the Torah, and the love of Torah, deeply expresses the Jewish attitude that the act of studying Torah is not merely an intellectual exercise or one mitzvah among many, but the preeminent value in our lives.

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The Crowns on the Letters:
Essays on the Aggada and the Lives of the Sages

By Rabbi Ari Kahn

A major achievement in the study of the lives of our Sages, as well as in the study of rabbinic Aggada, Rabbi Kahn presents an immensely learned and deeply creative interpretation of many fundamental aggadot relating to the intellectual biographies of the Sages as well as aggadot dealing with major themes in Jewish thought, including the nature of the Oral Law, mysticism and its perils, the Messianic Era, teshuvah, and Eretz Yisrael.

02

Halacha Yomis:
A Daily Halachic Companion (The Feldhamer Edition)

By Rabbi Yaakov Luban and Rabbi Eli Gersten

The OU’s daily halacha email, in the merit and memory of Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt”l, contains one halacha each day composed by a team of OU rabbis. This compendium volume, based on the daily halacha email, contains 354 halachot, one for each day of the Hebrew calendar, presented in a clear, succinct, and easily readable fashion for both beginners and those well-versed in halacha.

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Koren Yachad Siddur
(The Legacy Heritage Fund Edition)

By Rabbi Dr. Benjy Leibowitz and Michael Adler

The Yachad Koren Siddur invites readers of varying skill levels to join and be included in tefillah. Designed by Yachad, the OU’s worldwide organization dedicated to addressing the needs of Jewish individuals with disabilities, the innovative Yachad Koren Siddur is designed to make tefillah a space for all readers to pray together b’yachad. The Siddur features pictorial icons, color coding of the tefillot, and an easy-to-read conceptual English translation and commentary focused on fundamental concepts of tefillah that bring the text to life.

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