Study Jewish Texts
How much do you know about the contents of the Bible and about biblical scholarship?
4 reasons we read this text on the Day of Atonement
This section of the Bible includes a feminine depiction of wisdom and the text of the "Eshet Chayil" blessing.
Read during the week of Passover, this biblical text is an unabashedly sensuous paean to love.
Written by hand, a sefer Torah is produced according to strict specifications.
Of blood, frogs, hail and more.
When an oppressed group massacres others.
The third section of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible, includes poetry, philosophy, history and stories.
These 150 poems feature prominently in Jewish liturgy and are among the Bible's most widely read verses.
A modern emphasis on peer-guided text study--an approach with ancient roots--reflects new social realities in the world of traditional Jewish learning.
In the Bible, women are sometimes portrayed as men's equals and other times as men's subordinates — or property.
The process and the product of the canonization of the Bible became the basis for a varied tradition of interpretation.