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This Week's Torah Portion

This Week's Torah Portion

B'midbar

In the Wilderness

On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Eternal One spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Take a census of the whole Israelite company…" - Numbers 1:1-2

More Sacred Texts

More Sacred Texts

The Talmud

The Talmud (Hebrew for “study”) is one of the central works of the Jewish people.

The Mishnah

The Mishnah is studied both because it is part of the canon of Jewish literature and because it is the foundation of the Talmud.

The Tanach

Together Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings) comprise what is known as the Tanach. This name for the Hebrew Bible is actually made up of the first letter of each of the three sections of the Bible.

Pirkei Avot

Originally known simply as Avot (literally, “fathers” or “ancestors”), Pirkei Avot is among the most well known of all writings in Rabbinic Judaism.