A project of TOP
Torah Outreach Program
54 Habad Street, Jerusalem
Tel. (02) 628-8968
Jews all over the world have been
studying the Pentateuch (the
Torah) in weekly portions for thousands of years. In modern
times, tapes, videos, radio shows and, especially, weekly study
sheets have enhanced what is probably the world's largest public
Our particular studies are written from a truly traditional,
yet modern and open, religious Zionist perspective. They include a synopsis of
the entire portion and of the haftara, the accompanying prophetic reading, with
comments of sages from all ages; there are also studies of each Jewish holiday.
The studies are a good source for the teachings of my own teacher, Rabbi Dr.
Joseph Soloveichik, on the Torah readings. Interspersed throughout the text
are questions, comments and points of interface with modern thought and
experience. Some basic realms are explored in separate articles. We hope you
will gain from its perusal and we'd appreciate your comments; looseleaf and
spiral bound books are available, covering the whole Torah and all the
You may read a
synopsis and analysis of any Torah portion or
holiday study by Yaakov Fogelman, whose lectures on
Judaism and Zionism are available on audio and video cassettes.
The studies are also available in
In addition, we have reintroduced our general studies, not specifically
related to the weekly Torah portion or the holidays; they are now called
Let's Learn!; in each issue, the Good Lord willing, we will discuss
Nach (the Prophets), The Talmud, Jewish History and current events.
To obtain our studies via e-mail, send e-mail to:
You can reach Yaacov Fogelman on e-mail at
Extensive Torah Reading study sheets and
video lectures on many Judaic subjects, as well as Jewish
educational gifts and music, are available at TOP. Your
purchases and donations enable us to continue our mission. The
perspective is eclectic and holistic, but traditional -- that
the written Torah is the word of God, much of the oral law is
His explanation. Together with science, they comprise His
factory authorized instruction manual for mankind.
Help support these studies and our other
Jewish information projects--a complete set of the latest
edition of our weekly & holiday torah reading studies or
our monthly summaries and general studies is sent upon request
with your donation of $36 or more-- $60 for a two volume spiral bound
enlarged book of the torah studies (older loose-leaf editions are $18);
both books on ibm or mac discs are $80. $250 funds an 8
page, $150 a 4 page, weekly study, in honor or memory of
whomever you wish, $250 a monthly Jerusalem Jewish Voice. We
seek major donors to sponsor Jewish information centers
worldwide, including dedication of our Jerusalem center.
Visit our 900 year-young reading room and Jewish video
center at 54 Chabad St., above the Cardo, in the old city of Jerusalem.
The TOP recommended links
List of all TOP Studies on this site