Study Jewish Texts
Learn the many chapters that make up the Tanach and find out where you can find more information about each.
How the Five Books of Moses are divided up into weekly portions.
Where to find podcasts, videos and essays on the week's portion.
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
Five books of story, law, and poetry divided into 54 weekly portions.
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?
The Book of Ecclesiastes may be the section of the Hebrew Bible most relevant to the way we experience the world today.
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.
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.
The relationship between the two Persian queens is integral to understanding the Purim story.