Torah & Texts

Genesis

The Book of Genesis is made up of 12 parshiot, or portions, and the first one is called Bereshit - so in Hebrew, this book is known as Bereshit,  Hebrew for "In the Beginning," which is the second word of the portion. Browse through our animated shorts on all 12 parshiot here!

Exodus

The Book of Exodus is made up of 11 parshiot, or portions, and the first one is called Shemot - so in Hebrew, this book is known as Shemot,  Hebrew for "names," which is the second word of the portion. Browse through our animated shorts on all 11 parshiot here!

Leviticus

The Book of Leviticus is made up of 10 parshiot, or portions, and the first one is called Vayikra - so in Hebrew, this book is known as Vayikra,  Hebrew for "And He called," which is the first distinctive word of the portion. Browse through our animated shorts on all 10 parshiot here!

Numbers

Numbers is the fourth book of the Hebrew Bible, or Tanach, and in Hebrew it is known as Bamidbar, or Bemidbar, which means "in the desert," after the name of its first parsha, or portion. Bamidbar contains 10 parshiot, or portions.

Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible, or Tanach, and contains 11 parshiot, or portions. The first is called Devarim, or "words" in Hebrew and it is named for the first distinctive word of that parsha. Watch our animated shorts on the parshiot of the book of Devarim here.

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