The Taryag Companion

The Taryag Companion is Rabbi Jack Abramowitz’s fifth book and his most ambitious to date. Not only does it include thorough and incisive explanations of all 613 mitzvos (according to the list of Maimonides) in a surprisingly readable fashion, the supplemental materials will enlighten readers on a broad array of related topics, from the 13 foundations of the Jewish faith to the 19 blessings of Shemoneh Esrei and from the 24 Books of the Jewish Bible to the 63 tractates of the Oral Law. 

The San Diego Jewish World calls it, “crisp, funny, clear and precise.” Never before has so comprehensive an overview been so concise. The Taryag Companion is available from OU Press in both hardcover and softcover, as well as on and, and even as an ebook on iTunes!