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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 negiah.org, 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.

Checking Dry Beans

February 5, 2008, by

I asked the OU and they said it’s “only necessary when there are holes in beans or when they’ve been stored for a long time or in warm conditions.” You can check out OU Kosher’s bug book for guidelines on checking food for bugs.

Mishnas Chayim – Mishpatim: Something Fishy

January 29, 2008, by

View pdf – Parashat Mishpatim 5768 Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit of בערל בן שמואל ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of his Neshamah.Do fish have to keep mitzvos? Yes, you read that correctly. I imagine that you’re somewhat

Mishnas Chayim – Yitro: Awesome Responsibility

January 21, 2008, by

View pdf – Parashat Yitro 5768 Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit of חיים יצחק בן אברהם ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of his Neshamah.The fifth of the Ten Commandments is kibbud av v’aim, the obligation to honor one’s

Mishnas Chayim – Beshalach: Permission to Rejoice

January 15, 2008, by

Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit of יהושע ליב בן מרדכי דוד ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of his Neshamah.View pdf – Beshalach 5768 In this week’s parsha the Torah recounts the miraculous events of the Yam Suf. Hashem

Painting Her Way From Darkness to Light

January 10, 2008, by

Between 1976 and 1983, Argentina was under military rule. During this period, Jews were increasingly targeted for kidnapping and torture by the ruling junta: about 1,000 of the 9,000 known victims of state terrorism were Jews. At the age of 19, Laura Murlender was abducted by government forces and placed in solitary confinement. For 11

Mishnas Chayim – Bo: The Lighter Side of Darkness

January 8, 2008, by

Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit of יהושע ליב בן מרדכי דוד ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of his Neshamah.View pdf – Parashat Bo 5768 A debate has raged for ages over the nature of darkness: what exactly is

Mishnas Chayim – Va’eira: Deep Rooted Problems

January 3, 2008, by

Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit ofדוד בן אברהם ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of his Neshamah.View pdf – Parashat Va’Eira 5768 While discussing the plague of arov, the mixed multitude of wild animals, the Torah presents a pasuk which at

Mishnas Chayim – Shemot: Can I Speak With the Supervisor Please?

December 26, 2007, by

Sefer Shemos opens with the emergence of the Jewish People as a nation. The psukim graphically portray Pharaoh as a murderer of Jewish children and torturer of their parents. The Torah then describes Pharaoh’s death, which is immediately followed by the initial stages of redemption. View pdf – Parashat Shemot 5768 “And it was… (that)

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……………