Join Rabbi Meir Bargeron for a new weekly Torah Study series beginning Wednesday, October 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom as we delve into important lessons from the Torah.
After the first week, the sessions will move to Tuesday evenings, starting October 20. Everyone who is post-B’nai Mitzvah and older is welcome. No homework is planned, though pre-reading the weekly Torah portion will help participants get more out of the sessions.
The Zoom link will be sent via our weekly email to members and our extended Temple family. For more information contact the Temple office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (260) 744-4245.
We will begin by studying the weekly Torah portion, and may experiment with different formats. All that is needed is access to a Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). As we will be meeting virtually, we won’t have access to the books that are kept at the Temple.
Here are some options for you to choose from:
Sefaria.org Is a non-profit, free comprehensive library of Jewish texts, including the Hebrew Bible, Talmud, Midrash and many others. The biblical texts are available in Hebrew and English translation, and both the weekly Torah Portion and Haftarah are available.
Available for Purchase
These editions are available for purchase and the links take you to Amazon.com (Remember to use Amazon Smile to help the Temple!). For the more expensive editions, you may be able to find used copies on eBay, Half Price Books or other online book vendors.
The Jewish Study Bible, Edited by Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler. (Print and eBook editions) Combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society (JPS) TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. English only.
The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, Edited by Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss. (Print & Kindle Editions) Collects and showcases the teachings of Jewish women in the first comprehensive commentary on the Torah written entirely by women. Distinguished women scholars, clergy, and poets illumine the meanings of the Torah by using both traditional tools and contemporary approaches. Created by the Women of Reform Judaism. Includes Torah texts, arranged by portion, but no Haftarah. Hebrew and English
The JPS Hebrew-English TANAKH: (Multiple Print Editions) Provides the complete text of Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings). Hebrew and English.
Etz Chayim by David Lieber and Jules Harrow, published in cooperation with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Rabbinical Assembly. (Print edition only) Includes commentary on the weekly Torah Portion and Haftarah. Hebrew and English.
The Torah: A Modern Commentary by Gunther Plaut. (Print & Kindle Editions) Provides illuminating commentary on the weekly Torah portion with Haftarah. Hebrew and English.
Our Torah Study class with Rabbi Meir grew out of robust discussions during our Shabbat morning services that demonstrated an enthusiasm and interest in nurturing and encouraging an in-depth study of Torah.