The Torah

The Torah

  • Introduction to The Torah Date: January 14, 2013

    Most people have heard the term “Torah” used to refer to the Old Testament or minimally in reference first five books of what is known as Tanakh.  The Torah is the text that serves as the foundation to Judaism.  However, the term has both broad and specific connotations.

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  • The Five Books of the Torah Date: January 14, 2013

    The Five Books of the Torah, also known as The Chumash in Hebrew, make up the most important section of the Written Torah.  The Chumash contains the entire basis of Judaism, from its basic beliefs, history and legal principles that the entire Oral Law and Jewish Legal Corpus are based.  Each of the five books has a core message beneath the events and commandments that take place.

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  • Neviim- the Prophets Date: September 04, 2011

    From the beginnings of the Jewish people with the Patriarchs and Moses up until the destruction of the first temple, there where prophets who carried divine messages from G-d to the Jews, informing them of G-d’s wishes, as well as exhortations to follow his commandments as well as warning of punishment for disobedience.  As such, the second section of the Tanakh is called Nevi’im, Hebrew for prophets and consists of recordings of the major prophesies during early Jewish history.

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  • Ketuvim & Timeless Messages Date: September 04, 2011

    The last section of the Hebrew Bible also known as Tanakh is Ketuvim, or writings.  This section consists of three groups of books:  Three books of poetry, The Five Scrolls or Megillot and three books that contain Jewish history post-Temple.

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