The Torah outlines the foundational narrative of Judaism. It consists of the first five of the 24 books that make up the Tanach. The five books are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. It narrates the origins of Judaism- from God's creation of the world, to the descent of the people of Israel into Egypt and their salvation with the granting of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Torah ends with the death of Moses, prior to the people's crossing to the promised land. The books highlight civil laws, religious obligations, and teachings such as the 10 commandments.
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Security stepped up around Bethlehem, Nablus holy sites for Tisha Be'av
Many worshipers go to ancient holy sites to hold special prayer services on Tisha Be'av, which commemorates the destruction of Judaism's two ancient Jewish Temples.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Holocaust era Torah scrolls donated to Yad Labanim
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Dutch Jews ‘outraged’ by anti-gay fliers citing the Torah
Central Jewish Board Chairman Ron van der Wieken said his organization was “outraged” by the “discriminatory fliers,” which he said the community “strongly rejects."
Inscribing words with deeds
The Global Unity Torah – where letters are ‘purchased’ by doing good deeds – is set to mark 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem.
By BENJAMIN GLATT
The unbelievable tales of smuggled Torah scrolls that survived incredible journeys
These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Un Sefer Torah sur le toit du monde
Des francophones ont réalisé un vieux rêve : passer chabbat dans le massif de l’Everest
By MICHEL KOGINSKY
Rendez-vous avec la simha
Souccot est appelée « époque de notre joie » car il s’agit, à travers cette fête, de manifester notre immense reconnaissance envers le Créateur
By RAV YAACOV SPITEZKI
The OU Center launches initiatives to ease the way for English-speaking olim.
By KEREN PREISKEL
Rabbi Joshua Gerstein’s new book interweaves a people, a country and a heritage.
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
Midreshet Lindenbaum enables mothers to participate
in their daughters’ Israel experience.
By HANNAH KATSMAN