Overview of the Entire Torah

A big picture look at the books of the Bible and the Oral Law.

Rational Approach To Divine Origin of Judaism

Exploring Judaism’s unique claim that no other religion in history has made.

Ruth vs. Orpah: The High Stakes of Life

The Book of Ruth teaches us man’s enormous potential for greatness – and the catastrophic results if such greatness is misdirected.

A Tale of Two Trees - Serpents of Desire, Part 2

Mankind's undetermined nature, perched precariously between mortality and immortality.

Women in the Bible #2: Rivka

The second Jewish matriarch perfected the skills of kindness.

Chumash Themes #23: Transition of Leadership: Moses to Joshua

A Jewish leader must combine bold initiative, with a deep sense of humility.

Joshua: No Task Too Menial

Want to be a great Jewish leader? Learn from a consummate example -- the prophet Joshua.

Chumash Themes #22: Tochacha and Teshuva

We all face a personal choice with world-resounding implications.

Chumash Themes #21: Wars of the Jews

The Torah innovation of “battlefield ethics.”

Exodus: The Unexpected Redemption

Why did God make the slavery worse before redeeming the Jewish people?

Chumash Themes #19: Korach's Rebellion

The secret behind the great rebellion against Moses.

Chumash Themes #18: Sin of the Spies

In Israel, the only option is to turn our eyes to the sky.

BluePrint

The Secret of Jewish Success.

Did God Speak at Sinai?

What supports the claim that God spoke to the entire Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai?

Chumash Themes #14: The Tabernacle

Understanding why four full parshas are devoted exclusively to this topic.

Chumash Themes #13: The Golden Calf

How could the Jews seem to forget God so quickly?

Chumash Themes #12: The Ten Commandments

Exploring the earth-shattering events at Mount Sinai.

Chumash Themes #11: Splitting of the Sea

Jews go through on dry land, while the Egyptians drown.

Chumash Themes #9: Moses: Prophet and Leader

Understanding the early choices that molded Moses into the giant he was.

Jonah and the Whale

Jonah is read on Yom Kippur, teaching us about our spiritual voyage.

Along the Talmudic Trail

How learning Talmud every day, rain or shine, indelibly altered my view of reality.

Chumash Themes #8: The Story of Joseph

Sold by his brothers into slavery, Joseph rises to great heights.

Chumash Themes #6: The Binding of Isaac

A seminal event in Jewish national consciousness.

Chumash Themes #4: Noah’s Flood

Unraveling the cause of the Flood, and Noah’s preeminent role.

Chumash Themes #3: In the Garden of Eden

Reconstructing the drama of the tree and the snake.

Women in the Bible #10: The Power of Great Jewish Women

What is the common thread that unites the illustrious women of Jewish history?

Women in the Bible #8: Ruth

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

What is the Oral Torah?

The content of the Talmud, the accompanying oral part of the Torah, was actually transmitted before the written Bible.

Chumash Themes #1: Introduction to the Bible

Understanding the origins and purpose of the Five Books of Moses.

Sanctity of Torah Scrolls

Our special relationship with sacred books.

Accuracy of Torah Text

The great success of Jewish tradition is the meticulous transmission of the Torah text. But actually how accurate is it?

Women in the Bible #4: Rachel & Leah Part 2

The two sisters build the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and bear a positive influence on each other.

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