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#ShabbatShalom Excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin's "Unlocking the Torah Text - Shemot:"Parashat #Vaeira - Pharaoh's Fre...
01/15/2021
Parshat Va'eira: Pharaoh's Free Will | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

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Excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin's "Unlocking the Torah Text - Shemot:"

Parashat #Vaeira - Pharaoh's Free Will

The Torah seems to indicate that God robs Pharaoh of his rightful free will. By “hardening Pharaoh’s heart” doesn’t God unfairly predetermine both Pharaoh’s choices and his (and his nation’s) resulting fate? Jewish tradition views tshuva (repentance or return) as an inalienable right granted by God to every individual. How can God deny that right to Pharaoh?

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The Torah seems to indicate that God robs Pharaoh of his rightful free will. By “hardening Pharaoh’s heart” doesn’t God unfairly predetermine both Pharaoh’s choices and his (and his nation’s) resulting fate?

#ShabbatShalom Excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin's "Unlocking the Torah Text - Bereish*t:"Parashat #Miketz - What Frigh...
12/18/2020
Parshat Miketz: What Frightens a King? | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

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Excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin's "Unlocking the Torah Text - Bereish*t:"

Parashat #Miketz - What Frightens a King

We will measure our success not in terms of increased physical strength, but in the unbroken maintenance and development of our enduring spiritual heritage.

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After dreaming of seven lean cows consuming seven healthy cows and of seven thin ears of grain consuming seven robust ears, Pharaoh awakens deeply troubled. He commands “all of the sorcerers of Egypt and all of its wise men” to interpret his visions but receives no satisfactory response. The but...

#TorahTuesday #ChanukahSameach #Hanukkah Excerpted from Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider's "The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Co...
12/15/2020
The Light That Unites: Day 5 - Making A Miracle Great - OU Press

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Excerpted from Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider's "The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion - Blessings, Teachings, and Tales"

Day 5 - Making a Miracle Great

The Hebrew word for miracle, nes, can also be translated as “banner.” A nes, a banner raised high, calls out with a message. A banner is in public view and is meant to have impact and impart an important directive.

Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik taught that when we speak of the nes gadol that occurred in the days of Chanukah, we mean that there was “a great banner,” a great message that was heeded by the Jewish people. There was a spiritual awakening, and the Jewish nation was elevated to new heights.

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In the events of Chanukah the Jews acted heroically, not only on the battlefield, but also in renewing & strengthening their allegiance to God & the Torah.

#ShabbatShalom Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm zt"l "Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Genesis:"Parashat #V...
12/04/2020
Parshat Vayishlach- Sincerely Yours | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

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Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm zt"l "Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Genesis:"

Parashat #Vayishlach - Sincerely Yours

We live in an imperfect and fragmented world. For truth to be triumphant, it must proceed cautiously.

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Hypocrisy is rightly a despised trait, and the word “hypocrite” a harsh and contemptuous epithet reserved for vile people. It is all the more unfortunate, therefore, that the popular condemnation of insincerity is not always matched by a correspondingly universal abstention from this vice in the...

#ShabbatShalom Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's "Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Genesis:"Parashat #Told...
11/20/2020
Parashat Toledot: Religion by Relegation | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

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Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's "Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Genesis:"

Parashat #Toldot #Toledot

Why was Isaac successful with the third well, while failing with the first two? In what way was the third well, symbol of the Third Temple, superior to the others?

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Excerpted from Rabbi Dr. Norman J. Lamm's Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Genesis, co-published by OU Press, Maggid Books, and YU Press;

#ShabbatShalom Excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin's "Unlocking the Torah Text - Bereish*t:"Parashat #ChayeiSarah - Ger V...
11/13/2020
Parshat Chayei Sara: Ger V'Toshav | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

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Excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin's "Unlocking the Torah Text - Bereish*t:"

Parashat #ChayeiSarah - Ger V'Toshav

Avraham’s triumph at a lonely moment ensures the survival and success of his people.

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Excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin's Unlocking the Torah Text - Bereish*t, co-published by OU Press and Gefen Publishers Ger V'Toshav Context Parshat

11/09/2020
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The Orthodox Union joins the Jewish community and the world in mourning the loss of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt”l.

Rabbi Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom for 22 years, served as a profoundly eloquent teacher of Torah and spokesman for Torah values within the Jewish community and beyond. He was an intellectual giant whose unique blend of Torah scholarship, academic achievement, human sensitivity, and social awareness allowed him to speak to the issues of our times to the broadest of audiences, and he did so with courage, clarity and optimism. Rabbi Sacks was a beacon of Kiddush Hashem, whose thoughtful teachings improved the world and invariably brought honor to the Torah and the Jewish people.

Amongst his prolific writings on a wide variety of subjects, his Torah commentary was studied weekly by tens of thousands. OU Press was privileged to be a partner in publishing many of these writings and the Orthodox Union family benefitted from a wide range of programming and teaching experiences he shared with us.

Rabbi Sacks’ unique voice, novel and insightful ideas, exciting and elegant prose, unfailingly relevant messages, and outstanding leadership will all be sorely missed.

#TorahTuesday Chumash Mesoras HaRav - Sefer BereishisParshas #Vayeiraושָׁמְרוּ דֶֶּרך יְהֹוָה לַעֲשׂוֹת צְדָקָה וּמִשְׁפ...
11/03/2020
Chumash Mesoras HaRav - Sefer Bereishis - OU Press

#TorahTuesday Chumash Mesoras HaRav - Sefer Bereishis

Parshas #Vayeira

ושָׁמְרוּ דֶֶּרך יְהֹוָה לַעֲשׂוֹת צְדָקָה וּמִשְׁפָּט - that they should keep the way of the Lord to perform righteousness and justice

In the beginning of the chapter, God sent three angels to Abraham during God’s own visit to see if Abraham would fulfill the mitzvah of hachnasas orchim instead of remaining to commune with Him. After passing this test, God remarks that, through his concern for kavod haberiyos, for human dignity, Abraham had become an exemplar of tzedakah u’mishpat. The Torah’s emphasis on kavod haberiyos is reflected in the halachah which states that one should return greetings even during the reading of the Torah and during Kerias Shema.

Abraham was not the first man who discovered the existence of God. The existence of God was known to many of his predecessors: Shem, Ever, Noah. Abraham’s greatness lay in his discovery of God as the originator and legislator of the moral law. Emphasis should therefore be placed on the words לַעֲשׂוֹת and דֶֶרך יְהֹוָה

The pioneering Chumash Mesoras HaRav series contains the full text of Chumash together with the exceptional commentary of the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. #Soloveitchik. Chumash Mesoras HaRav adapts the Rav’s writings and teachings into a commentary that reflects his intellectual depth, explanatory creativity, and timeless insight.

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Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the “Rav,” was the towering rabbinic thinker of the 20th century. As part of the wellspring of his Torah knowledge, he taught, wrote, and lectured extensively on Chumash with profound insight and brilliant creativity. The Rav, however, never wrote a systematic comme...

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11/03/2020

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#ShabbatShalom Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's zt"l "Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Genesis:"The Gener...
10/23/2020
Parashat Noach: The Generation of the Tower and a Towering Generation | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

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Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's zt"l "Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Genesis:"

The Generation of the Tower and A Towering Generation

This demand of the Torah that we practice neighborly love is not a demand to be an angel. It is a challenge to be human.

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Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages -- Genesis, co-published by OU Press, Maggid Books, and YU Press; edited by

#ShabbatShalom #Bereish*tExcerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin's "Unlocking the Torah Text- Bereish*t:"And Kayin Said to He...
10/16/2020
Parshat Bereish*t: And Kayin Said to Hevel, His Brother… | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

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Excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin's "Unlocking the Torah Text- Bereish*t:"

And Kayin Said to Hevel, His Brother

Why does the Torah introduce a conversation which it then fails to record?

https://oupress.org/excerpts/bereish*t-kayin-said/

Excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin’s ‘Unlocking The Torah Text: An In-Depth Journey Into The Weekly Parsha- Bereish*t’, co-published by OU Press and Gefen

#ShabbatShalom #SukkotExcerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's "Festivals of Faith: Reflections on the Jewish Holidays:"The St...
10/02/2020

#ShabbatShalom #Sukkot
Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's "Festivals of Faith: Reflections on the Jewish Holidays:"

The Starry Night

The religion of Torah does not change with the times; Torah is changeless but it must always be relevant to a changing society.

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#ShabbatShalom #DaysofAwe #YamimNoraim Excerpted from Dr. Erica Brown's "Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe:"...
09/25/2020
RETURN: DAILY INSPIRATION FOR THE DAYS OF AWE -- DAY 9: HONESTY | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

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Excerpted from Dr. Erica Brown's "Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe:"

Day 9 - Honesty

If honesty is what we are ultimately seeking, then confession can be confession only if it provokes truth, not if it masks lies.

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We are always apologizing. New research contends that most of us apologize about four times a week. We say sorry all of the time. Reading the findings might lead us to believe that as people we are honest, generally contrite, humble, able to confront our mistakes and also take accountability for the...

New from OU Press & KTAV Publishing HouseLe-Chaber es Ha-Ohel: Exploring Connections in Tanach and Chazalby Michael Kais...
09/23/2020

New from OU Press & KTAV Publishing House

Le-Chaber es Ha-Ohel: Exploring Connections in Tanach and Chazal
by Michael Kaiser

This highly original work consists of essays on an array of topics related to themes in Jewish thought and the Jewish holidays. In "Le-Chaber es Ha-Ohel," readers will find a vast collection of ideas from the masters of machshavah, such as Sefas Emes and Shem Mi-Shmuel as well as Rabbi Gedalyah Schorr’s "Or Gedalyahu" and Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Goldvicht’s "Asufas Ma’arachos," among many others. In addition, Michael Kaiser contributes his own close readings of the sources to reveal the underlying thematic connections between areas of the Torah which, on their face, seem unrelated.

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#TorahTuesday Chumash Mesoras HaRav - Sefer Devarim Parshas #Haazinu הַאֲזִינוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם וַאֲדַבֵּרָה וְתִשְׁמַע הָאָ...
09/22/2020
Chumash Mesoras HaRav - Sefer Devarim - OU Press

#TorahTuesday Chumash Mesoras HaRav - Sefer Devarim

Parshas #Haazinu

הַאֲזִינוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם וַאֲדַבֵּרָה וְתִשְׁמַע הָאֶָרץ אִמְֵרי פִי - Listen, O heavens, and I will speak! And let the earth hear the words of my mouth

Why did Moses invoke heaven and earth to witness the covenant
that he made with the Jewish community? Rashi cites the Midrash which explains that the heavens asked the Jewish people: “Have you ever seen the sun rising in the west and setting in the east? Have you ever planted wheat and reaped corn?”

Nature abides strictly by the laws that were implanted in it. By following the laws of physics, chemistry and biology, the world follows God’s law. No one dares violate the dynamics of the cosmos, as represented by the heaven and the earth. His primordial will created and regulates all of creation, both organic and inorganic matter, intelligent beings as well as the beast. Nature behaves in accordance with regulated patterns, a behavior which attests to His absolute sovereignty.

Yet, as far as the moral law is concerned, God’s sovereignty is not universally accepted. Man tries to devise his own moral code and decide on his own what is good and evil. The vision of the Malchuyos section of the Rosh Hashanah liturgy expresses our belief that man will ultimately accept His moral law in the same way that he now acknowledges the natural law.

Moses invoked heaven and earth as witnesses because exile from Eretz Yisrael is not a punishment per se. Rather, the land itself, by its nature, does not tolerate sinners. Imagine trying to plant a fruit from a subpolar region in Eretz Yisrael. You will fail; it is impossible. Like any geographic zone, Eretz Yisrael is fit only for certain plantings. You cannot raise plants in Eretz Yisrael that need a different climate, different geographic conditions. Similarly, Eretz Yisrael simply does not tolerate sin.

If exile was a punishment that came from God, we could depend on Hakadosh Baruch Hu’s grace and mercy; He would wait patiently for the sinner to come back. But not in this case, says Moses. Here the land will simply throw you out. A person who eats food he cannot digest will vomit, whether he wants to do so or not. An organism rejects foreign bodies that it cannot assimilate. The same is true of Eretz Yisrael. Climatically, naturally, geographically, Eretz Yisrael cannot tolerate sinners. That is why Moses called heaven and earth to testify.

The pioneering Chumash Mesoras HaRav series contains the full text of Chumash together with the exceptional commentary of the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. #Soloveitchik. Chumash Mesoras HaRav adapts the Rav’s writings and teachings into a commentary that reflects his intellectual depth, explanatory creativity, and timeless insight.

https://oupress.org/product/chumash-mesoras-harav-sefer-devarim

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the “Rav,” was the towering rabbinic thinker of the 20th century. As part of the wellspring of his Torah knowledge, he taught, wrote, and lectured extensively on Chumash with profound insight and brilliant creativity. The Rav, however, never wrote a systematic comme...

#ShabbatShalom #ShanaTova #RoshHashanah Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's "Festivals of Faith: Reflections on the Jewis...
09/18/2020
Festivals of Faith: Rosh HaShana - Three Who Cried | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

#ShabbatShalom #ShanaTova #RoshHashanah

Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's "Festivals of Faith: Reflections on the Jewish Holidays:"

Three who Cried

Those to whom tears are not the distillation of vain illusions or morbid resignation, but the dewdrops of creative moral heroism shall sow the seeds of hope

https://oupress.org/excerpts/three-who-cried/

Excerpted from Rabbi Dr. Norman J. Lamm's Festivals of Faith: Reflections on the Jewish Holidays Three Who Cried* Ours is an age which has forgotten how

#ShabbatShalom Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's zt"l "Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Deuteronomy:"Paras...
09/11/2020
Parashat VaYelekh - At Summer's End | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

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Excerpted from Rabbi Norman Lamm's zt"l "Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Deuteronomy:"

Parashat #Vayelekh

For Jeremiah, the dominant mood at summer’s end is not one of jubilation and satisfaction, but one of disappointment and frustration.

https://oupress.org/excerpts/vayelekh-summers-end/

Excerpted from Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm's Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages - Deuteronomy, co-published by OU Press, Maggid Books, and YU Press;

#ShabbatShalom Excerpted from Rabbi Dr. Jerry Hochbaum's "The Hidden Light: Biblical Paradigms for Leadership:"Parashat ...
09/04/2020
The Hidden Light: Ki Tavo - The Restoration of Self | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Press

#ShabbatShalom
Excerpted from Rabbi Dr. Jerry Hochbaum's "The Hidden Light: Biblical Paradigms for Leadership:"

Parashat #KiTavo - The Restoration of Self

In restoring our essential selves, we ultimately also revive our joy in service to God.

https://oupress.org/excerpts/ki-tavo-restoration-self/

Excerpted from Jerry Hochbaum's The Hidden Light: Biblical Paradigms for Leadership, co-published by OU Press and Ktav Publishers The Restoration of Self

#TorahTuesday Chumash Mesoras HaRav - Sefer DevarimParshat #KiTavo #KiSavoוהָיָה כִּי תָבוֹא אֶל הָאֶָרץ - And it will b...
09/01/2020
Chumash Mesoras HaRav - Sefer Devarim - OU Press

#TorahTuesday Chumash Mesoras HaRav - Sefer Devarim

Parshat #KiTavo #KiSavo

והָיָה כִּי תָבוֹא אֶל הָאֶָרץ - And it will be, when you come into the land

The Land of Israel was promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the form of a covenant concluded between the Almighty and the Patriarchs. However, there was a stipulation in the agreement: its implementation was contingent upon the sojourn of Abraham’s children in a strange land as bondsmen and servants. Prior to the fulfillment of this stipulation, the gift was held in abeyance; the finalization and the full consummation of the covenant took place after the Israelites met the challenge of "your seed will be strangers (Gen. 15:13). "Thus, their rights to the Promised Land were limited. The most they had was a kinyan peiros, the right to use the land and enjoy its produce. Later, after the Exodus, they acquired kinyan haguf, full ownership.

Before the Exodus they had no right to develop an agricultural economy, to dig, to build, to destroy, to change the structure of the land. All they possessed was the right to enjoy the fruit, and that is exactly what the pastoral community did. It did not exploit the land as would an agricultural society. It took whatever the land offered. As they left Egypt, the Torah began to prepare the nation for the new challenge they were facing: the change from shepherds into farmers, the transformation of a simple pastoral society into a relatively complex agricultural society. What follows is one of many mitzvos in the Torah which reflect this change.

The pioneering Chumash Mesoras HaRav series contains the full text of Chumash together with the exceptional commentary of the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. #Soloveitchik. Chumash Mesoras HaRav adapts the Rav’s writings and teachings into a commentary that reflects his intellectual depth, explanatory creativity, and timeless insight.

https://oupress.org/product/chumash-mesoras-harav-sefer-devarim

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