Torah Study

WRJ has always advocated for equal rights for women in Jewish learning and worship, bringing a unique, feminist perspective to Reform Jewish study and providing resources from which to learn and pray.

The Sages taught that the study of Torah is equal to all the other mitzvot combined. One of the basic tenets of Judaism, Torah study is particularly significant to WRJ. 

WRJ is pleased to offer many ways to study Torah, including our weekly D'var Torah entitled, Voices of WRJ on our blog

Voices of WRJ - Torah Commentary on the WRJ Blog

Parashah Ki Tetzei

August 19, 2021
I suspect that everyone has gone through an experience in which you felt resentful, angry or depressed about a past encounter with someone and found it hard to get past it. Someone close to you may have said, “Get over it!

Parashah R'eih

August 5, 2021
Parashah R’eih (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) opens with the verse “See, this day I set before you blessing and curse (Deut 11:26-28).” Many instructions of daily living are included in the text.

Parashah Eikev

July 30, 2021
Parashah Eikev, while it may be one of the parashyot in Deuteronomy that we gloss over on our way to Simchat Torah, actually raises several challenging questions and can teach us meaningful lessons.

Torah Study & Guides

Covenant Book Series

As Jewish women, we rely on books for advice, enjoyment, and fulfillment. Some of our most popular publications - the WRJ Covenant Series - features original, inspirational prayers and readings written by sisterhood women, students, and clergy.

The Torah: A Women's Commentary

Check out this WRJ commissioned the work of the world's leading Jewish female Bible scholars, rabbis, cantors, theologians, and others which resulted in the first comprehensive Torah commentary to be authored only by women. Torah Commentaries can also be found here.

Traveling Torah

Completed in 2001, the Torat Nashim is the WRJ Torah that travels to sisterhoods, congregations, WRJ Districts, URJ summer camps, and other Reform Movement organizations for conventions and special occasions.

Divrei Torah

In 2013, in honor of WRJ’s Centennial, we published 12 Divrei Torah for use by WRJ sisterhoods at meetings and other events.

This Week's Torah Portion

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This Week's Torah Portion

Vayeishev
וַיֵּשֶׁב
[Jacob] Settled

Jacob now settled in the land of his father's sojourning, in the land of Canaan. - Genesis 37:1

Torah

Genesis 37:1−40:23

Haftarah

Amos 2:6-3:8

When

/ 23 Kislev 5782