Ou’s nach Yomi Program Releases First DVD of Shiurim, on Neviim Rishonim

26 Jan 2009

The Orthodox Union’s Nach Yomi, the popular program in the Daf Yomi style of learning, which can be found on www.ouradio.org/nach, has just released its first volume of shiurim on MP3s, available on DVD format. The DVD is available at www.shopou.org.

Less well known than Daf Yomi, which studies the Talmud, Nach Yomi deals with Tanach – the Hebrew Bible – but minus the Torah segment, thus leaving the “Nach” – Neviim and Ketuvim. This includes the Prophets (Samuel, Isaiah, Jeremiah and others) and the Writings (such as Psalms, Job and the Five Megillot).

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, Associate Director of the Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasick Department of Synagogue Services and coordinator of the Nach Yomi program, declared, “There has been such popular feedback regarding the OU’s Nach Yomi shiurim that we decided to offer one inclusive volume in yet another format for people’s convenience. This new DVD includes daily and in-depth shiurim, plus the daily written synopses (in PDF format) all in one package, available one after the other.”

The first volume is of Neviim Rishonim, which includes the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel I and II, and Kings I and II. The shiurim on the volume began on ouradio.org in November 2007, and went on through March 2008. Rabbi Abramowitz said that future volumes will be made available on DVD that will be on Neviim Acharonim, Tehillim, and the rest of Ketuvim.

The first volume features shiurim by Rabbi Bini Maryles, the OU’s Director of the Department of Synagogue Services; Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, a Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University and Bible professor; Rabbi Menachem Liebtag, noted lecturer at Israeli yeshivot and founder of the online Torah website, Tanach Study Center, available at www.tanach.org; Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, noted educator and published author of books on the Bible; Rabbi Gidon Rothstein,a Harvard-educated public speaker and founder of a Torah-focused online magazine, Torah Currents, available at www.torahcurrents.org; and Rabbi Abramowitz.

The DVD costs $10. Contact Rivka Schwarzbaum at schwarzbaumr@ou.org or 212-613-8266.