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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
|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|