TORAH SUB-PAGES

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TORAH BOOKLIST

Here is a list of books on the Torah. Each entry links describes the book and has a link to where one can purchase the book. Often, there are numerous tranlations/editions of the works. I have slected the one or two that I personally like the best.

Essentials

These are the fundamental books of Judaism. The list is not exhaustive, but is adequate for the scope of this webopage.

Chumash Torah (Chumash)
The Torah (also known as the 5 books of Moses, The Pentatuch, and The Chumash) is first five books of the Bible. See the Torah front-page for a detailed description. The link goes to the Interlinear Artscroll edition which has an excellent English translation, translates each word seperatly under the Hebrew text, and includes a consise English commentary compiled from many classic sources.

Tanach Bible (Tanach)
The Bible (also known as the Tanach) is the complete set of books that were selected to be included in the Bible by the Men of the Great Assembly in ~450BCE. The books include the Torah, the Prophets (Joshuah, Kings, Ezikiel, etc), and the Writings (Psalms, Proverbs, etc). The link goes to the Artscroll edition which has a very good translation and a small commentary to explain difficult verses. For a more in-depth look, check out the Judaica Press edition.

Mishnah Mishnah
The Mishnah was the first publicly published record of teachings from the Oral Torah. It is very terse, and the sometimes seemingly contradictory meaning of several mishnayos rely on additional information that was available at the time. The link goes to the Feldheim edition, which has a very good translation and features the translated commentary of Kehati, who clearly explains the mishnayos. Unfortunately, some volumes are out of print. For a similar (and also very good) translation/explanation, see the Artscroll elucidated edition.

(This page is a work in progress... More to come!)