This week’s study guide focuses on Nadav and Avihu, Aaron’s sons, bringing “foreign flames” to give an offering to God.
This week’s study guide focuses on two words, ma’al and me’ilah, and what it means, both literally and in terms of this week’s parashah.
This week’s study guide explores the building of the Tabernacle. The exploration includes time worked and communal actions completed.
This week’s study guide explores the relationship between God and the Israelites, in the Israelites keeping the Sabbath for God.
This week’s parshah discusses instructions for building accessories for the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. This includes a lavish, gold table.
This week’s study guide presents commentary on the shemitah—sabbatical year—and giving to the poor or giving tzedakah.
The study guide for Parashat Yitro discusses the Ten Commandments and the relationships between fathers and children.
Moses is instructed to strike the stone as a water source with a rod because the Israelites are thirsty. What else did this rod do?
When Moses names a time for the final plague, the death of the first born, he isn’t as specific as we might expect, why?
The study guide for this week’s parashah focuses on the roles of the midwives in the beginning of the Exodus story.
In this week’s parashah, Moshe is accused of “giving Pharaoh a sword to kill us,” in response to his demands of “let my people go.”
In this week’s parashah, Jacob asks Joseph to swear to bury him not in Egypt but rather lay him to rest with his ancestors.
Joseph, after revealing his identity to his brothers, invites the family to Egypt. They share an emotional reunion and a good long cry.
The brothers need more food but were told not to return without their youngest brother, whom their father refuses to part with.
Study guide for Parashat Vayeshev, following the story surrounding Joseph and his interaction with his master’s wife.
In the situation that revolves around Rachel and Leah’s respective marriages to Jacob, a question of loyalty to family is asked.
Discuss commentary on Jacob and Esau’s interaction in Toldot. This study guide discusses the transaction of Esau’s birth right.
Study guide: Why does Abraham focus so much on Isaac? What about Abraham’s other children and should they receive inheritance as well?
Study Guide: What really happened when the angels visited Abraham and Sarah? Why did Sarah laugh when she heard what they had to say?
Study Guide: Unpacking the disagreement between Avram and Lot when they had to split the land they were on.
Study Guide: What kind of society created the Tower of Babel? Would we want to live in that society? What did Rashi say?
Study Guide: In the context of Creation, what is the connection between blessing, deficiency, and Shabbat?