OU Torah Shavua Tov! Bereishit 5779

Torah’s Docs Parashah OU Torah Shavua Tov! Bereishit 5779


Shavua Tov
THE OU torah weekly  
September 30, 2018

The Ramban’s Introduction to Bereishit: Who Wrote the Torah?


Rabbi Daniel Glatstein




This week is parshat Bereishit
Rabbi Eric Levy
In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth, but the Earth was unformed…


Featured: Is Ignorance Bliss?
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Was the one who coined the famous phrase truly advocating ignorance?


Featured: The Faith of God
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
“Let us make man?” In no other case does God verbally reflect on what He is about to create before He creates it.


Featured: Tzelem Elokim
Rav Yair Kahn
What are the halachic ramifications of being created in God’s image?




Haftarahman on Parshat Bereishit
Reuben Ebrahimoff
Haftorahman brings explains each week’s haftarah in a dynamic and exciting way, making learning the Haftorah an enlightening experience.


Featured: Haftarah for Bereishis
Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein
God’s creating the world quickly takes a backseat to other concerns, such as how God has refrained from fully revealing Himself.




Menachot 51-57
Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Rabbi Shalom Rosner
The parah adumah and the par he’elam davar; menachot are matzah.


Featured: Twilight Baby
Rav Doniel Dombroff
A selection from the Bais Havaad Halacha Center’s Daf in Halacha series.




Ezekiel 12-18
Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein
The “chapter of rebuke” and God has Ezekiel pose a riddle to the nation.


Featured: Ezekiel chapters 8-19
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
Get more from your studies with Nach Yomi In-Depth!


Featured: Yechezkel Perek 18
A Journey Through Nach
Doesn’t the concept of zechut avot contradict the principle that Hashem will not reward or punish someone for his ancestors’ actions?




Gittin 5:7-7:4
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
The laws of appointing an agent to write a get in various circumstances.




Mishnah Brurah Yomi 326:1-328:2
Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD
Bathing and showering on Shabbat – including hot springs, steam rooms, towels, liqud soap and more!


HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah Hilchot Shofar, Succah v’Lulav 5:15-6:3
Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
Must a woman eat in a succah? How about a sick person? A mourner? A newlywed?


Featured: How to Eat Without Eating
Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein
The teshuva of the Tzitz Eliezer is discussed in this edition of A Responsum a Day.



Mitzvot 458-461

The numerous ways in which we may not assist a meisis.


Rabbi Shalom Rosner on Sefer HaMitzvot


Taryag – Rabbi Jack Abramowitz



Taanit 31

On Tu b’Av, the single girls would borrow white dresses and dance.


Resources from Daf-A-Week


Shiur from Rabbi Daniel Glatstein



Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah