Torah & Texts

Weekly Parsha: Ki Teitzei

By Jeremy Benstein

A mitzvah is a commandment, and this week’s parsha is chock full of them – 70 mitzvahs all told!

Jeremy Benstein is an Israeli environmental leader who is our guide into Ki Teitzei this week. Join him, some cats, dogs, oxen, donkeys and more than a few birds to hear what the Torah has to say about preventing the suffering of animals.

 

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Prophets

Prophets is the English name for the books of the Hebrew Bible called Nevi'im in Hebrew. We have animated many stories from the Books of Joshua and Judges (Shoftim) and look forward to adding more storytelling in the future on these epic stories.

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Writings

Writings is the English name for the books of the Hebrew Bible, or Tanach, called Ketuvim in Hebrew. These animated shorts bring to life some of the texts in this rich book - from Megillat Esther to Megillat Ruth, from Mishlei (Proverbs) and from Tehillim (Psalms.)

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Talmud

Talmud is the encyclopedic code of Jewish oral law and important commentaries on it. In these videos, we have brought to life some of the Talmud's "Greatest Hits" - stories that are frequently taught to illustrate a point in Jewish law, or to teach an important value. These videos add a new layer of artistic interpretation to the millenia-old, still evolving, original hypertext document. We additionally offer a groundbreaking curriculum for teaching Talmud using video as a lens.

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