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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KEDOSHIM AND THE OMER:
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“Letter to my Son Akiva” (born 10 years ago, on Erev LAG B’OMER)
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Separate and Pure
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Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5772
On One Foot
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After Death - Life!
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A Good Place to Begin
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Understand the Warning
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Of Demons and Goats
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