Bible

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 Ruth and the Power of Names

The story of Ruth, read on the holiday of Shavuot, teaches that respect for others begins with recognizing their names.

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.

Did Moses Write the Torah?

Although modern traditionalist Judaism uniformly affirms the divinity of the Torah, classical sources disagree on what role Moses had in its production.

Song(s) of the Sea

Miriam's instinctive song of praise tells us something important about calling out to God.

Why Study Torah?

The tradition of Torah study has built up a tradition of questioning and clarifying which is simply an incomparably rich skill to cultivate.

Who Are the Patriarchs and Matriarchs?

The forefathers and foremothers of the Jewish people.

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?

Jonah and Yom Kippur

4 reasons we read this text on the Day of Atonement

The Book of Proverbs

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