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The Torah is the central and most important document of Judaism revered by Jews through the ages. As the Torah is a religious text and open to interpretation by individuals, the Department of Torah study functions in discussion format.

Important Note: For the purposes of this department the term "Judaism" is non-denominational and does not refer to any particular movement of the Jewish religion.

Format and Contribution

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The Torah is divided into a series of five books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The books are further divided into a series of portions called parshahs.

All projects offered by this Department will focus on one particular parshah. The format of a project is that of a discussion. The objective of this department is not to tell the individual how to interpret the text, but rather to foster a dialogue of potential interpretations. Discussions will be moderated according to Wikiversity policies regarding civility and relevance.

Torah is a religious concept. All individuals, regardless of religion are permitted and encouraged to contribute to this discussion. However, there is an expectation that all contributions will conform to a Jewish worldview and would be compatible with the religion Judaism. Contributions that do not satisfy this requirement will be considered vandalism. This is not a comparative religion forum nor is it a forum for the debate of different religions. If that is what you are looking for, please look elsewhere.

Study projects

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Book Parshah Discussion Summary on Wikipedia Parshah Text
Deuteronomy Study of Devarim Summary Deut. 1:1-3:22
Study of Va'etchanan Summary 3:23-7:11
Study of Eikev Summary 7:12-11:25
Study of Re'eh Summary 11:26-16:17
Study of Shoftim Summary 16:18-21:9
Study of Ki Teitzei Summary 21:10-25:19
Study of Ki Tavo Summary 26:1-29:8
Study of Nitzavim Summary 29:9-30:20
Study of Vayelech Summary 31:1-31:30
Study of Haazinu Summary 32:1-32:52
Study of V'Zot HaBerachah Summary 33:1-34:12