While we are not G-d and we don’t know why hurricanes Irma and Harvey happened, we can still learn from these events. Rabbi Moshe Taragin explains what he learns from these events. He approaches the subject carefully from a Torah perspective with caring and concern for the victims as well as with a sense of […]
Typical of the world is to cast the benefit of support in times of need in the negative. Just as the adage, “treat others the way you want to be treated” provides a certain self-centered cast on Hillel’s brilliant observation, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor,” so “misery loves […]
Rabbi Menachem Genack, General Editor of OU Press, shares a thought from Rav Soloveitchik on the occasion of the release of the fourth volume of the Chumash series based upon the Rav’s commentary. Learn more about the new sefer at OU Press.
Introduction The commentaries discuss how to legally categorize the halakhic institution of marriage. On the one hand, it is evident that the Torah desires that men and women marry (Bereishit 2:18) and that there is a positive commandment to bear children (ibid. 1:28; Yevamot 65b). But can the act of finding a partner and initiating […]
The Orthodox Union does not perform conversions, nor do we provide classes for conversion candidates. We do, however, receive many inquiries about conversion, so we are providing this page to offer basic information and to direct interested individuals to appropriate resources. Conversion is a long process; it could easily take two years of study (or […]