Links of interest

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

General interest

Learn To Read Torah/Haftarah – Using the method developed by Susie Dvoskin (1946-2017) Recorded readings of each Maftir and Haftarah (Ashkenazik tradition) and the blessings

Sefaria – a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation

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

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

Jewish Women’s Archive The mission of The Jewish Women’s Archive is to “document Jewish women’s stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change”.


An excerpt from The Beginning of Wisdom – Reading Genesis by Leon R. Kass

The Book of Human Destiny – In the Beginning by Rabbi Solomon Goldman

A Poem about beginnings


The Book of Human Destiny – From Slavery to Freedom by Rabbi Solomon Goldman


Leviticus – 1-16: a new translation with introduction and commentary by Jacob Milgram

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 (with captions)