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.
Personalities of the Bible
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.
Learn the many chapters that make up the Tanach and find out where you can find more information about each.
How to participate in the longest-running Jewish book club (even if you can’t read Hebrew).
The history of the weekly portion — and the different schedules on which it's done.
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.