Online Adult Jewish learning

Other Courses in this Series:

Bible 1: Abraham

Bible 2: Isaac

Bible 3: Jacob

Bible 5: Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel

Bible Series:
Bible Overview

Course Objectives

  • To clarify the purpose of Mitzvot (Commandments) and Torah narratives
  • To survey the major themes of the Five Books of Moses
  • To lay a foundation for further, in-depth study of these books
   

Texts

  • Torah (Bible): The Five Books of Moses
    Note: Students will need a copy of the Bible
  • Torah Commentaries:
    • Midrashic literature (1st - 6th centuries Israel and Babylon)
    • Classical commentaries of Rabbi Moshe, son of Nachman ("Nachmanides", 1195-1270 Spain) and Rabbi Ovadiah Sforno (1470-1550 Italy)