The Torah in the form of a book. The word “Chumash” derives from the Hebrew word chamesh (five) because the Torah is the first five books of the Bible. Used during communal worship and study, the Chumash often includes commentaries on the Torah text.
Learn about the Shabbat customs, traditions, and practices observed in synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world.
Purim, occurring this year on March 20-21, is celebrated with a wonderful tradition of creating and sending food packages to friends and family.