The Ohr Olam Edition Mishnah Berurah – Book Review

Update from the Publisher – May 2024

I got this message in an email from the publisher Ohr Olam:

Just wanted to update you that B”H we have 21 volumes out, with 2 more coming out next month, and we started including a Bibliography in each volume as we reprint or come out with a new volume.

It’s amazing how some events are permanently written into my memory.

I was standing in the home of my friend Yitz about 20 years ago.

He had just learned that Feldheim was publishing an English translation of the Mishnah Berurah.

My jaw dropped as my yeshiva-educated friend said, “I don’t need it. The Hebrew of the Mishnah Berurah is pretty easy. But I’ll buy it anyway … and it will become a crutch for me.”