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.
Let us imagine someone taking a Rembrandt painting and adding a few of his own lines or drops of paint.
Converting the gematria values of the Torah's text into binary reveals pixillated illustrations of the Biblical story.
The slogan “Lashon Hara: Speak No Evil” has caught on like wildfire in Israel and around the globe, in languages from Arabic to Chinese.
The 'If I Forget You, Jerusalem' campaign aims to support more than 40 Torah institutions within Israel and their students through the coronavirus crisis.
The role of a judge is so sensitive and significant, there is no room for mediocrity.
Ultra-Orthodox Dirshu group promoting global study program in reaction to disruption of yeshiva studies due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb's Torah study (shiur) titled “Reflections on Recovery, Resilience, and Redemption” - meant to be heard after mincha - will be available all day across all US time zones.
The entrance to the Land of Israel was replete with wars, and this week we read about the war fought against the five kings of Midian.
After King Saul was killed in battle with the Philistines, David left Ziklag and traveled to Hebron to be anointed king of Israel.
In this week’s portion, we read a long chapter that summarizes the census that took place in the Moab plains on the western side of the Jordan River.