We don't read it in synagogue, and we aren't used to reading collections of maxims like this — so how should we get the most out of reading Proverbs?
What if there is no valley of the shadow of death?
Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, asks important questions that address the theological crisis following the Jewish exile.
Despite the cynical tone of Ecclesiastes, it has been given a place of joy and honor in the Jewish cycle of readings.
The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.
A brief introduction to the devices and characteristics of this biblical genre.
An analysis of the book read on Shavuot.
The third section of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible, includes poetry, philosophy, history and stories.