Links of interest

Midrash Harabah YouTube Channel – my videos about the weekly Torah portions

General interest

Learn To Read Torah/Haftarah – Kol-Kore.org: Using the method developed by Susie Dvoskin (1946-2017) Recorded readings of each Maftir and Haftarah (Ashkenazik tradition) and the blessings https://kol-kore.org/en/

Sefaria – a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation https://www.sefaria.org/texts

Kaplan Center – The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood disseminates and promotes the thought and writings of Rabbi Kaplan and to advance the trans-denominational agenda of the Kaplanian approach to Judaism in the 21st century https://kaplancenter.org/

Important ideas to consider

Highly recommended lecture by Professor Shaye J.D. Cohen: The Hebrew Bible 2013, Lecture 14: The Image of God and the Name of God in these Texts.

When Judaism Meets Science by Roger Price – an exploration of the interrelationship of Judaism and the physical, biological, and social sciences.

A Year with Morde­cai Kaplan: Wis­dom on the Week­ly Torah Portion by Rab­bi Steven Carr Reuben https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/a-year-with-mordecai-kaplan-wisdom-on-the-weekly-torah-portion

Genesis

An excerpt from The Beginning of Wisdom – Reading Genesis by Leon R. Kass https://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/425673.html

The Book of Human Destiny – In the Beginning by Rabbi Solomon Goldman https://archive.org/details/bookofhumandesti0000gold

A Poem about beginnings

Exodus

The Book of Human Destiny – From Slavery to Freedom by Rabbi Solomon Goldman https://www.abebooks.com/first-edition/Book-Human-Destiny-3-Slavery-Freedom/737355335/bd

Leviticus

Leviticus – 1-16: a new translation with introduction and commentary by Jacob Milgram https://archive.org/details/leviticus11600jaco

The Hebrew Bible – Prof. Shaya J. D. Cohen – Lecture 12 – P and the Priestly Religion
Prof. Avigdor Shinan on sacrifices with Israel Museum curator Yvonne Fleitman