Have you ever wondered what the word "Torah" refers to? Have you ever had the desire to become more familiar with the personalities of Job and Jeremiah? How about an understanding of the story of Queen Esther and Haman?
If so, then this section (first in our new Judaism Primer) is for you! A clear index leads you to information on all sections of Tanach, which is a Hebrew acronym for Torah, Nevi'im (the Prophets), and Kesuvim (Divinely-inspired writings). Scroll down this page, and click on your choice of sections to learn more.
Rabbi Boruch Clinton teaches at the Ottawa Torah Institute yeshiva high
school and Machon Sarah high school for girls (both in Ottawa, Canada).
You may reach him with comments and questions at
You can now read some of Rabbi Clinton's essays on Torah life at
You can also buy his collection of essays on
the Book of Shmuel (Samuel) in printed form at
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KI SAVO AND ELUL / ROSH HASHANAH:
Returning Home to Our Land
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5773
The Shofar: A Wake-Up Call
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755
Say It With Chumros
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5774
Selichos: It Pays to be 'First in Line'
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765
Not Being An Ingrate Is Not Quite The Same As Being A
Love Out of Fear
Shlomo Katz - 5760
A Matter of Attitudes and Altitudes
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5760
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764
The Meaning of Life
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5770
The Secret to Our Survival
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5758
To Hear and To See
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5765
Hanging onto Holiness by a Thread
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5760
Little Things Make a Difference
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761
Communication, Communication, Communication!!!
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774
You Gotta Believe (in Yourself)!
Shlomo Katz - 5774
1. Prayer, the Path to Clarity
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5771