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 ContributionEdit

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 projectsEdit

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