Hebrew Bible: Weekly Torah Portions – Parashat ha-Shavua

Shalom, everyone! The Weekly Torah Portion or "Parashat ha-Shavua," "parashah," or "parsha," is a section of the Torah that is read publicly and aloud each week during Bnei Yisrael prayer services. The regular weekly Torah portion is read in full during Shabbat (Saturday) morning services, and in part during Shabbat afternoon services, and Monday and Thursday morning … Continue reading Hebrew Bible: Weekly Torah Portions – Parashat ha-Shavua

Hebrew Bible: The Tanakh

The Tanakh is the canonical collection of 24 Hebrew texts that form the Hebrew Bible. The word "Tanakh" is really an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the three major traditional subdivisions of the Hebrew Bible in the Masoretic Text: Torah (Teaching or Five Books of Moses), Nevi'im (Prophets), and Ketuvim (The … Continue reading Hebrew Bible: The Tanakh