Study Jewish Texts
The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, is divided into three sections: Torah, Prophets and Writings.
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 special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day
Five books of story, law, and poetry divided into 54 weekly portions.
Freeing yourself from 'the busy trap'
Holiness and secrecy are intricately enmeshed in the Torah.
Why Shmita, the commandment to let Israel's farmland rest every seven years, is relevant even for today's urban Diaspora Jews.
Why is birth nestled between dietary restrictions and skin diseases?
The division and structure has been open to interpretation throughout history.
The sexual relationships forbidden by the Torah are intended to prohibit non-Israelite religious practices and abuses of power.
What sacrifice is, where it comes from, and what it can mean for us today.
Heroes, villains, prophets and problem children, we've got 'em all. Test your knowledge of them.
How much do you know about the contents of the Bible and about biblical scholarship?
This passage's assumptions are in some cases abhorrent to contemporary sensibilities.