Over the years my friends and I have been building an online havurah (Hebrew: “study-fellowship”) engaged in Torah Lishmah תורה לשמה, study for it’s own sake. Resources are on this website, while we learn together in our Facebook group, Coffeehouse Torah Talk.
As primary author/webmaster, seems like I should mention my worldview: I’m a passionate advocate and student of science and philosophy, and advocate for halakhic, non-fundamentalist, egalitarian Judaism.
My friends and I draw from the wisdom of classical rabbinic commentators, as well as modern modes of learning from non-Orthodox scholars. Think Conservative Judaism, Havurah Movement, Open Orthodoxy, The Jewish Catalog, Masorti Judaism, Trad-Egal, etc. We do Torah Lishmah in a halakhic egalitarian Jewish milieu, without politics or fundamentalism.
Here’s a helpful glossary of Jewish words, and important rabbis.
Art, graphics and photo resources
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Some great Biblical artwork
Historie des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments : verrykt met meer dan vierhonderd printverbeeldingen in koper gesneeden. Author: Martin, David, 1639-1721
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