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
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the Book of Shmuel (Samuel) in printed form at
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Love versus Fear
Shlomo Katz - 5763
Flooded With Real Ecstasy
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774
What Was Noach's Greatest Legacy?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772
Wine and Window Washers
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770
A Wasted Tragedy
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5762
Gevuros and History
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763
Constant Taking is Self Destructing
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759
Of Showers, Towers, and False Powers
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761
Don't Shout at Me!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5760
Noach - A 'Standard' Tzaddik
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5764
Positive Speech Builds a Brighter World
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762
Tire of Babel
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757
Improving Our Own World
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5760
Sins Committed In Private Ultimately Lead To a Violent Society
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765
Communication Brings Unity
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5763
Making It Perfect
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5763