Ten Minutes of Torah

Each weekday, more than 20,000 subscribers receive an email that brings the Jewish world to them. From modern Torah commentaries to essays about Jewish food, holidays, culture, and more, Ten Minutes of Torah explores the great variety of Jewish life.

Throughout the years, subscribers have studied the history of Jews in America, Mishnah, Jewish ethics, and Hebrew. They’ve been inspired to delve more deeply into the weekly portion and prayer (t’filah). And they’ve renewed their connection with Israel by hearing from experts on the front line.

  • Reform Voices of Torah: Commentary on the Torah portion of the week (every Monday)
  • Celebrating Jewish Arts and Culture: Books, music, film, art, and more - all with a Jewish twist (alternating Tuesdays)
  • Pursuing Social Justice: Essays focused on social justice topics and ways to to repair the world (alternating Tuesdays)
  • Israel Connections: Weekly blog posts offering a taste of life in Israel and views from the Diaspora (every Wednesday)
  • This Week in Jewish Life: "Best of" recap featuring need-to-know Jewish news, holiday prep, recipes, Torah, and more (every Friday)

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The More Torah, The More Life

Rabbi Sally J. Priesand
September 23, 2021
When I became rabbi of Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls, NJ, I quickly discovered that some people in our community thought we were a church. Mail was addressed to “Monmouth Reformed Temple,” and letters were addressed “Dear Pastor.”

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year

Chris Harrison
May 5, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted so much of how we engage Jewishly, but Shavuot is a fantastic holiday for families to celebrate from the safety of their homes. Here are a few ways you and your family can observe this rich, festive Jewish holiday this year.