Saturday Torah Study, 9 a.m.
- Grab a Torah (or access one of the Torah Resources links below).
- Join by Zoom
- email email@example.com if you can't find the password in our weekly emails
Torah ResourcesIf you don't have a copy of the Torah where you are, use one of the many available digital resources:
- URJ's Torah Study page, updated weekly
- Scroll down to the heading This Week's Torah Portion and look below the heading.
- For an overview, select the name of the parashat.
- For commentary, select View [parashat name] Commentary.
- For the text, select Read Full Text of text of [parashat name] (CCAR translation from The Torah: A Modern Commentary).
- ISJL’s Taste of Torah, updated weekly
- Sefaria's Torah resources
- Visit Sefaria's Torah Portions page and select the correct parashat.
- For the text, read the parashat directly from that page or select Read the Portion (JPS translation from Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures).
- For commentaries, select Sheets and choose a commentary..
- Chabad's resources, updated weekly
- For an overview, look to the right-hand menu and select Text & Summaries, then [parashat name] in a Nutshell.
- For the text, look to the right-hand menu and select Text & Summaries, then [parashat name] Torah Reading (Rabbi A.J. Rosenberg's translation; you can use the button at the top of the translation to turn on Rashi’s commentary).
Upcoming ParshaArranged by Saturday beginning date, but the associated Hebrew calendar day begins the evening before (on Friday evening).
- Sept 5: Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8
- Sept 12: Nitzavim - Vayeilech, Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20, 31:1–30
- Sept 19: Rosh Hashanah!
- Sept 26: Yom Rishon shel Rosh HaShanah, Genesis 22:1-19
Read introductions to Talmud on My Jewish Learning (short) and Chabad (long). View a guide to the layout of the Babylonian Talmud.
- Babylonian Talmud, a.k.a. Talmud Bavli (more detailed, and considered more authoritative than the Jerusalem Talmud) resources:
- Michael J. Rodkinson's 1918 translation (pdf) and HTML (webpage) versions of many tractates on the Jewish Virtual Library
- Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Ed. I Epstein, 1935-1952, on Halakhah.com
- The William Davidson Talmud on Sefaria (read about the WD Talmud)
- Chabad's Study Talmud page - numerous resources.
- RealClearDaf presents both sides of a Bavli Talmud page and has an audio lesson to accompany; register for free to access other days.
- HebrewBooks' scanned and OCRed version (under "Shas," another term for Talmud)
- BavliOnline's manuscripts (they load slowly)
- Jerusalem Talmud, a.k.a. Talmud Yerushalmi
Heidi Lerner lists other online resources in an article for the Association for Jewish Studies.