Shelomo Dobkin

In his capacity as Torah Content Editor for the OU, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, MS Ed., creates and coordinates content for such programs as Taryag and Mishna Yomit. His clear and down-to-earth explanations of even the most esoteric Torah concepts has been the hallmark of projects from NCSY's Torah on One Foot series of educational pamphlets to, the first sexual abstinence web site designed specifically for Jewish teens. Rabbi Abramowitz is the author of The Shnayim Mikra Companion on Torah, the two-volume Nach Yomi Companion on the books of the Prophets and the Writings, and The Tzniyus Book.

Slice of Life, Sliders

July 13, 2011, by

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This Purim We Built a Community

March 12, 2009, by

View Slideshow The children of Sderot and those communities hit by the Gaza War have suffered tremendously, and continue to suffer. But this Purim, they recognized the all they have received from Makom BaLev, the OU Israel program that has provided a safe haven for them, and they gave to others in need. Makom BaLev

Cholent Mix

December 18, 2007, by

Rather then going out and buying a bag of each (red kidney beans, Barley, Navy Beans ETC which are used to make Chulent, some companies sell a bag of “Chulent Mix” which contains all of the Beans you need for making Chulent. So they call it Chulent Mix. Just makes life a little easier……………

Torah Cake

November 1, 2007, by

A Sefer Torah should be pretty easy. Try making two rolled log cakes and put a square layered cake in between. Something similar to the picture below. Good Luck!


October 17, 2007, by

A Lesson For the Children – My name is Rina (this is not her real name), and I live in Gush Etzion. A few months ago, when I was in my car, riding towards Gush Etzion, there was a serious traffic jam. When I reached the Gush, I saw the reason for the heavy traffic

Judging by Appearances

October 10, 2007, by

Holy and Secular – “Did you see how studious Yankel is?” one of the students of the yeshiva said to another. “He never goes to sleep before three o’clock in the morning, and then he gets up only two hours later to pray with the earliest minyan. He is in the Beit Midrash almost twenty

No Matter What: Everything is for the Best

October 10, 2007, by

A Lesson For the Children – In a faraway land, there lived a King named Thomas. Among his many advisors and assistants he especially loved Yochanan, his wise Jewish advisor. But as far as the king was concerned, Yochanan had one “fault” – his belief in G-d. For example, whenever something bad happened Yochanan would