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.
A video for Yom Kippur.
No biblical book takes up theodicy's challenge with greater power than the moving and enigmatic story of Job.
Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, asks important questions that address the theological crisis following the Jewish exile.
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.
The book of Exodus tells the tale of Israel's liberation and birth, and of the beginning of God's covenanted nation.
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 section of the Bible includes a feminine depiction of wisdom and the text of the "Eshet Chayil" blessing.