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.
At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.
This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day
This famous psalm is read on the eve of Tisha B'Av and sets the tone for an emotionally challenging holiday.
Why would learning sacred Jewish texts be forbidden on this day of fasting and mourning?
Personalities of the Bible
The fourth chapter of the Book of Ezekiel finds God instructing the prophet to perform a series of bizarre tasks.
Best-known to us as King David's prophet, Nathan should perhaps better be known as the man who ensures Solomon's rise to the throne of Israel.
This global project of Jewish learning, now accessible to all.
Why this classic work of law, stories and wisdom isn't really about any of those things.
The Book of Ecclesiastes may be the section of the Hebrew Bible most relevant to the way we experience the world today.
The mighty warrior and sweet singer slew Goliath, stole the throne, and conquered Jerusalem—and that’s just a start!
The Jewish people accepted the Torah in fear of God's overwhelming power. Ruth accepted it out of love and loyalty.
Many of the injunctions in the Torah appear immoral from a human perspective.