Torah - Torah Readings
The Torah, in the narrow sense, (or, rather,
the Written Torah) is the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible.
The Torah is the first of three parts of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), which
is, basically, what non-Jewish would call the Old Testament. The main differences
between the Tanakh and the Old Testament are
Jewish people don't use the term Old Testament
The books in the Tanakh and what non-Jewish
call the Old Testament are not in the same order
There are some pretty major disagreements
The five books that comprise the Torah
are: Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy. Here's an old tip for
remembering the order of the books: GE Lights Never Die.
The second part of the Hebrew Bible is
called the Prophets. In Hebrew: Nevi'im. This section includes "historical
writings" such as Samuel and Kings, and also the "literary" prophets such
as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Twelve Minor Prophets.
The third part of the Hebrew Bible is
the Writings, called in Hebrew the Ketuvim. This includes Psalms and Proverbs,
Esther and Ecclesiastes, Daniel, Chronicles, Ruth, and the love poetry of
Song of Songs.
If you take the T (from Torah), the N
(from Nevi'im) and the K (from Ketuvim), and put them together in one word,
you have TNK. Add some vowels and it becomes the Tanakh. The Tanakh is the
Hebrew term for the Bible.
Commentaries on passages
from the Torah from a multitude of viewpoints.
Pirkei Avot, lists of
Mitzvot and other miscellaneous reference sources and information.
Scholarly approaches to
A general-interest collection
for observant Jews with advice on how to lead an Orthodox life.
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of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture,
holidays, practices and customs. My goal is to make freely available a wide
variety of basic, general information about Judaism, written from a traditional
perspective in plain English. This web site is constantly growing, with new
pages added every few weeks.
Hashanah & Yom Kippur
This Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur page
presents a variety of links to articles and informative sites about Yom Kippur
and Rosh Hashanah. Also included in this site are the dates of the High Holy
days each year and high holy day humor.
This project was conceived by Dr Ellen
Isler, Director General of the World ORT Union, originally as a means by
which a Jewish boy or girl could study and learn to recite their Bar or Bat
Mitzvah portion of the Torah. It was also envisaged at the time that the
material, in enabling someone to study the Torah at a place and time of their
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