Reading The Whole Bible
This year, we are challenging ourselves as a congregation to read the entire Tanach (Jewish Bible), one chapter a day, beginning with Genesis, chapter one, all the way through Chronicles and circling back to read the Five Books of Moses last (since that’s the part most people know the best). At that rate, we will complete the Bible in a mere two and a half years!
Why do this? The Bible is the foundational story of the Jewish people. Everything we do and think about as Jews is ultimately Biblically based. Most of us are familiar with a lot of the Bible. But, most of us have also not had the chance to read the whole book cover to cover.
To be sure, there are obstacles. It’s a long book. And, there are sections that are either boring or hard to understand, even in the English. But, with guidance and commentary, you would be absolutely amazed at how much more deeply you will appreciate everything about Jewish by reading the whole book.
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