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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YISRO AND TU BESHVAT:
Keeping Idolatry Away
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5762
Hear Today, Here Tomorrow
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761
Not Just A Case of Politics Making Strange Bedfellows
What is Tu B'Shvat?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5761
Why 2K And Yisro
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5759
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5757
Avodah Zarah: Of Idols & Ideology
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766
The Death Of Humanism
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5766
Just Follow Orders: Advice for the Gabbai; Advice for the Jew
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772
Can A Person Sleep For Seventy Years?
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765
Make Kugel Not War
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5756
The Winner In A Court Case, Also Loses
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763
What Prompted Yisro To Come?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5774
Baruch Hashem for Yisro!
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5762
The Illusion of Jealousy
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774