Is anything written by a Jew a Jewish text, and who decides?
Five books of story, law, and poetry divided into 54 weekly portions.
An intergenerational rabbinic conversation that is studied, not read.
A video for Yom Kippur.
The story of Jonah teaches compassion by not following the prophet's example.
The dramatic story, known in Hebrew as the Akedah, has perplexed many generations of commentators.
Traditionally read during Sukkot, the Book of Ecclesiastes grapples with the meaning of life.
No biblical book takes up theodicy's challenge with greater power than the moving and enigmatic story of Job.
Resources for learning with others on the Internet.
How the Five Books of Moses are divided up into weekly portions.
Where to find podcasts, videos and essays on the week's portion.
This almost 2,000-year-old text flies under the radar -- but it's immensely important to Jewish life.
In many ways, the message of the Book of Jonah seems antithetical to that of Yom Kippur.
Why did Jonah say, "I am a Hebrew?"
The Haftarah selection comes from Hosea 14:2-10 and Micah 7:18-20. Ashkenazic communities add Joel 2:15-27.