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Before Hashem You Shall Be Purified: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on the Days of Awe Revised edition Edited by Arnold Lustiger Forthcoming from OU Press The following is an excerpt: Before Whom Are You Purified and Who Purifies You?” Rabbi Akiva said: Fortunate are you, O Israel! Before whom are you purified and who purifies […]

New Books from OU Press

Chumash Mesoras HaRav: Sefer Shemos, The Neuwirth Edition With commentary based upon the teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Compiled and edited by Dr. Arnold Lustiger OU Press For those seeking the unique form of intellectual and spiritual enlightenment that Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the Rav, represents, entry into the world of his teachings may seem […]

Unlocking the Torah Text— Devarim: An In-depth Journey into the Weekly Parsha

Unlocking the Torah Text—Devarim: An In-depth Journey into the Weekly Parsha By Rabbi Shmuel Goldin OU Press/Gefen Publishing House Rabbi Shmuel Goldin’s Unlocking the Torah Text—Devarim, the fifth and final volume of this popular series, is a welcome addition to the world of Torah commentary. Following the pattern of his earlier volumes, this new book […]

New Books from OU Press

Headlines: A Halachic Debate of Current Events By Dovid Lichtenstein OU Press Orthodox Jews are no strangers to controversy. Media attention, welcome or otherwise, is a regular feature of life for our community and provides rich material for debate and discussion, both in our real-life interactions as well as in our virtual ones. In these […]

Leadership in the Wilderness: Biblical Authority in Times of Uncertainty

          Leadership in the Wilderness: Biblical Authority in Times of Uncertainty By Erica Brown OU Press, Maggid Books Books that present leadership lessons derived from the Bible are all the rage these days. A whole industry has arisen in recent years to create books, aimed at CEOs and other business leaders, […]

In the Narrow Places: Daily Inspiration for the Three Weeks

The Three Weeks between the fasts of Shivah Asar B’Tammuz and Tishah B’Av is a period of somber communal mourning. On the surface, we observe rites of mourning and refrain from joyous activities to commemorate the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Mourning the Churban with the Rav

Over the past several decades, the observance of Tishah B’Av has been transformed for many of us. Not long ago, we would attend shul, quickly and silently read kinot, which we didn’t understand, and leave in search of appropriate ways to spend the many long, hot hours ahead. Nowadays, most congregation rabbis deliver meaningful and […]