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).
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You can now read some of Rabbi Clinton's essays on Torah life at
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Out Of Control
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772
Rabbi Moshe Peretz Gilden - 5762
Who's On First?
Shlomo Katz - 5764
Camp Isn't For Everyone
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760
When Less Is Truly More
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763
Nicknames for the Torah
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5760
Honor + Respect = Shalom Bayis
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5758
The Paradox Of Keeping That Which He Gives Away
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5764
More Precious Than Pearls
Shlomo Katz - 5766
Echoes of Shavuos
Rabbi Label Lam - 5761
Message to Manoach and His Wife: Go Beyond The Letter of the Law
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765
A Promise of Good Will Not Be Retracted
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758
Shlomo Katz - 5773
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5772
The Ramban DOES NOT Contradict The Talmud
Why Are Children Called "Redeemers"
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5767