Hum 110 Gateway to the Study of Classical Jewish Literature


The first page of Mikraot Gedolat, the Rabbinic edition of the Hebrew Bible. The large letters in the upper right corner are the first words of the Torah [Bereshit bara Elohim et ha-Shamayim, "in the beginning God created the heavens"]. The sections surrounding the Bible verse are its Aramaic translation [to its left] and a series of commentaries from the medieval and early modern periods.

This page provides links introducing the uninitiated reader to the study of classical Jewish literature:

Glossary of Terms for Introduction to Judaism

Segal on Torah

Torah FAQ


Segal's Rabbinic Timeline



A Page of Talmud--This interactive page designed by Elieger Segal provides a particularly rich and useful hyperlink tour of a page of Talmud.

For further reading see:

Judaism 101: An Online Jewish Encylopedia

Judaism and Jewish Resources

Eliezer Segal's Home Page

Jewish Feminist Resources

Reed Religion Department (site under construction!)

This page developed by Steven Wasserstrom for Hum110 Tech.

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