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Online Learning Resources

Online Resources for Jewish Learning 

List compiled by Jonathan Kligler

http://rabbishefagold.com/Torah1.html

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.

http://www.reclaimingjudaism.org/

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.”

http://jrf.org/recon-dt

The Reconstructionist Movement’s site for Divrei Torah.

http://urj.org/torah/

The Reform Movement’s site for Divrei Torah.

http://www.uscj.org/Torah_Sparks__Weekly5467.html

The Conservative Movement’s site for Divrei Torah.

http://www.ou.org/torah/index

The Orthodox Union’s site for Divrei Torah.

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/texts/Bible/Torah/Commentaries.shtml?TSBI

A brief overview on the nature of Torah commentary.

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/texts/Bible/Weekly_Torah_Portion.shtml

Excellent, extensive library of Divrei Torah from all over the Jewish world.

http://www.chabad.org/parshah/otherparshas_cdo/aid/9175/jewish/All-Parshas.htm

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.

http://torah.org/

Orthodox website with extensive and well-organized commentaries on the weekly Torah portion.

http://www.shamash.org/tanach/dvar.shtml#shamash

Massive index and links of Divrei Torah from across the Jewish spectrum. Don’t get overwhelmed!

http://www.ravkooktorah.org/ind_bami.htm

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.

http://www.azamra.org/parshah.shtml

Torah commentary based on the teachings of the Hassidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav.

http://www.chassidus.net/

Chassidic teachings on the weekly portion.  Useful entry-point into the Chassidic approach.

http://inner.org/

Jewish mysticism and thought, based on the teachings of HaRav Yitzchak Ginsburgh. Very thorough, hold on to your hat!

http://www.meaningfullife.com/torah/parsha/

Rabbi Simon Jacobson presents teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

http://kolel.org/pages/lobby.html

The “Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning” in Toronto, Canada.  Click on the link for “Weekly Parasha.”

http://g-dcast.com

Animated and sometimes musical Torah interpretations!

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