Torah Study Resources
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Union for Reform Judaism Links
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Books and Stuff

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Union for Reform Judaism Links

Union for Reform Judaism - urj.org. The home and starting point for everything Reform. Besides the links mentioned below, you will find numerous other resources, publications, newsletters, etc. [submitted by Neil B.]

Family Shabbat Table Talk - urj.org/shabbat/. Family-friendly very accessible Divrei Torah. [submitted by Neil B.]

10 Minutes of Torah - urj.org/torah/ten/. The URJ will send you a one-page e-mail each day on a topic of Jewish interest. All you need to do is find 10 minutes a day to 'do Torah.' Great daily. quick infusion of Torah. [submitted by Neil B.]

Eilu V'eilu (These and Those) - urj.org/torah/ten/eilu/: This point/counterpoint model will involve a dialogue between two scholars and provide for your active participation. [submitted by Neil B.]

Torat Haim - urj.org/torah/. Comprehensive source of weekly parashot, with aliyah-by-aliyah breakdown for weekly parshiyot and multiple Devrei Torah for each Parasha. You will find a link to the current Parasha at the top of the page, but there is not 'calendar' for the entire year. [submitted by Neil B.]

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Other Reform Torah Study Links

Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Responsa - ccarnet.org/documentsandpositions/responsa/. If you want to know if Reform Rabbis have issued any 'Responsa' (answers to a questions about Reform Judaism and Jewish living), this is the place to go. Either search on a key word or just browse by alphabetically organized topics. I have found some really great stuff here. [submitted by Neil B.]

Torahnet.org. This is a Reform site that has links to Torah study from many different sources. Whether you are an adult or a child, whether you've studied a lot or are just starting, you'll find something interesting here. [submitted by Neil B.]

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Other Torah Study Links

Chabad Parasha - chabad.org/parshah/. Treasure trove of Parshiot, including (current and archived): The Parshah in a Nutshell, Text of Parsha with Rashi, Parsha in Depth, From the Chassidic Masters, Parsha Columnists, Parsha Audio Classes and Family Parsha. [submitted by (somebody)]

hebcal.com. Comprehensive source for calendar of weekly parashot, with aliyah-by-aliyah breakdown for weekly parshiyot and multiple Devrei Torah for each Parasha. The downloadable .CSV file from this site, with the calendar and precise details about weekly Torah Readings, was used as the basis for the concise listing that we use in, Shabbat Torah Readings - 5766. [submitted by Neil B.]

jewfaq.org. This site has a series of Judaism 101 entries, and that's what they are. Also a good listing and explanation of Torah Readings. The Torah Readings and Special Shabbatot pages provided the rest of the needed information for the the concise listing that we use in, Shabbat Torah Readings - 5766. [submitted by Neil B.]

meaningfullife.com/torah/parsha/. This is a great link. The guy, a rabbi of deep intellect and compassion, is a great writer. Check out the other sections of the web site. [submitted by Michael H.]

The Website of the Chief Rabbi - www.chiefrabbi.com/. Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth (Britain)

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Books and Stuff

Our Library's resources include:

A Torah Commentary for Our Times, Feldman Library, UAHC. A three-volume boxed set that is accessible for both inexperienced and experienced participants and discussion leaders. It is a set of modern commentaries.

Teaching Torah, Kadden (tan/yellow paperback). A good resource broken down by Torah portion. Accessible by all experience levels of participants and leaders.

The Torah - A Modern Commentary, W. Gunther Plaut, 2005. This dark blue volume can be found in the Library. The older edition (1981) is the Torah commentary we use in the sanctuary (and may be found there). This is the best all around Torah commentary to start your preparation. It is the primary volume we use for our Torah reading and study in the Reform movement. It is relatively easy to follow and understand. The 2005 edition is particularly easier to use.

Please note that the 1981 edition is not arranged primarily by parshiot. A parasha may span two or three chapters, and a chapter may contain more than one parasha. You need to use chapter and verse numbers to find your place (for example, Genesis 24:1-15 refers to the Book of Genesis, chapter 24, verses 1-15). The Torah Study web page, the 2005 edition and the Hebcal web site, above, provides the appropriate chapter and verse references for each parasha, for each date.

Jewish Literacy, Telushkin. Technically this is not a Torah study resource, but it is one of the best all around single volume reference books on all things Jewish, especially Torah, Bible, and history. This book has a great index - making it very easy to use.

Studies in Bereshit, …Shemot, …Vayikra, …Bamidbar, …Devarim, Nechama Leibovitz. A series of seven volumes (white) that is a fantastic compilation of a wide variety of commentaries. Once you get the hang of the format, it is easy to use.

The Interpreter's Bible., A six-volume set of traditional commentaries that is moderately accessible.

The Soncino Chumash, Soncino Press. A good traditional resource, there is Hebrew text, English text, and English commentary. This text can be tough for beginners.

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