Bible

Bible

Bible 101

The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, is divided into three sections: Torah, Prophets and Writings.

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What Is the Torah Portion?

How the Five Books of Moses are divided up into weekly portions.

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Guide to Weekly Torah Commentaries Online

Where to find podcasts, videos and essays on the week's portion.

The Book of Lamentations

This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day

The Torah

Five books of story, law, and poetry divided into 54 weekly portions.

The Book of Job and the Paradox of Suffering

No biblical book takes up theodicy's challenge with greater power than the moving and enigmatic story of Job.

Lamentations

Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, asks important questions that address the theological crisis following the Jewish exile.

The Ten Commandments

The division and structure has been open to interpretation throughout history.

Reading The Prohibition Against Homosexuality In Context

The sexual relationships forbidden by the Torah are intended to prohibit non-Israelite religious practices and abuses of power.

The Book of Exodus

The book of Exodus tells the tale of Israel's liberation and birth, and of the beginning of God's covenanted nation.

Understanding Biblical Sacrifice (Korbanot)

What sacrifice is, where it comes from, and what it can mean for us today.

Bible Characters Quiz

Heroes, villains, prophets and problem children, we've got 'em all. Test your knowledge of them.

Bible Quiz

How much do you know about the contents of the Bible and about biblical scholarship?

The Book of Proverbs

This section of the Bible includes a feminine depiction of wisdom and the text of the "Eshet Chayil" blessing.