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What were Moses' other names?

1 Moshe's family named him six names: Yered, Chaver, Yekutiel, Avigdor, Avi-Socho, and Avi-Zonoach. Moshe's adoptive mother, Bitya (the daughter of...

How do I study Torah?

Torah study is simple. Although the Torah is written in Hebrew, much of Torah has been translated into English. Go to any Jewish bookstore, and select a...

Can I study scripture without tradition?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Fay: How can I learn more about judiam, but not from man...

What is a Megillah?

The word Megillah literally means scroll. The Holy Megillah In its most common context the word Megillah is used to describe the Scroll of Esther which...

Who composed the Book of Psalms?

King David, the “sweet singer of Israel” compiled the book of Psalms.Although the bulk of the Psalms was composed by King David himself, he...

Why do people “purchase” a letter in a Torah scroll?

There is a Torah obligation for every Jew to write a Torah scroll.1 A person who lacks scribal experience can commission an expert scribe to write on his...

Was the Torah written with vowels?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?Mikey: was Torah written with vowels, what role the vowels play in...

Why are certain words in the Torah pronounced differently than they are spelled?

Indeed, there are many words throughout the Scriptures which are pronounced differently than they are written.1    Most commonly, this manifests...

Who wrote the books of the Torah, Prophets and Writings?

Every letter and word in the twenty-four books of the Bible is of Divine origin. However, G-d's message contained in these books was penned...

What is the Jewish view on the Apocrypha?

The Apocrypha refers to books that remained outside the biblical canon, such as the Book of Maccabees, which deals with the story of Chanukah, and The...