Beliefs & Practices
This idea is widespread but has scant support in Jewish text.
Not just the Five Books of Moses, torah can refer to a single teaching — or all of Jewish tradition.
The banishing of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden marks the beginning of humanity’s path to fulfilling its destiny.
The Torah is not merely an artifact of the past, but part of an ongoing process of revelation.
Personalities of the Bible
The first Jew is widely regarded as a man of faith, but he was also a man of deep love.
Isaac's wife and Jacob's mother, the second matriarch survived a difficult pregnancy and engineered the future of the Jewish people.
The Torah is not merely a book of law and history. It is also the chief repository of Jewish wisdom.
As much as Jews need Torah, the Torah needs Jews to keep it fresh and vital.
For many Jews, the Torah's authority does not derive from being a divine document.
The tradition of Torah study has built up a tradition of questioning and clarifying which is simply an incomparably rich skill to cultivate.