Online Resources for Jewish Learning
List compiled by Jonathan Kligler
Rabbi Shefa Gold is the author of Torah Journeys. Her approach is summarized by the subtitle of her book: “The Torah is the map. You are the territory.” The Torah is the map we follow for our own spiritual and personal development.
Rabbi Goldie Milgram has created a website with weekly Torah commentaries and with excellent guidance on how to create your own D’var Torah. When you open the home page, click on “Torah Commentary & Guides to Writing Your Own.”
The Reconstructionist Movement’s site for Divrei Torah.
The Reform Movement’s site for Divrei Torah.
The Conservative Movement’s site for Divrei Torah.
The Orthodox Union’s site for Divrei Torah.
A brief overview on the nature of Torah commentary.
Excellent, extensive library of Divrei Torah from all over the Jewish world.
The Chabad website offers Hasidic commentaries, as well as an excellent sampling of commentaries and midrashim from throughout the ages. Make sure in particular to click on “In-Depth Parshah Overview with Selected Commentaries”. Also includes a “library of classical texts” with translations of several classics.
Orthodox website with extensive and well-organized commentaries on the weekly Torah portion.
Massive index and links of Divrei Torah from across the Jewish spectrum. Don’t get overwhelmed!
Torah commentary based on the writings of Rav A. I. Kook, the first Chief Rabbi of Palestine in the early 20th century and a much-loved mystical teacher.
Torah commentary based on the teachings of the Hassidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav.
Chassidic teachings on the weekly portion. Useful entry-point into the Chassidic approach.
Jewish mysticism and thought, based on the teachings of HaRav Yitzchak Ginsburgh. Very thorough, hold on to your hat!
Rabbi Simon Jacobson presents teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
The “Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning” in Toronto, Canada. Click on the link for “Weekly Parasha.”
Animated and sometimes musical Torah interpretations!