Scholars Engage with “Torah of Truth”

Image: Study partners examine a Torah together. Photo by Linda Burnett.

I learned tonight about a marvelous study resource online that I’d like to share with you. has organized a symposium of 25 major Torah scholars to write meditations on “Torat Emet” [Torah of Truth].  Their articles on the subject are available online for all of us to read.

I have only begun to delve into the articles myself, but the introduction is well worth your time. I decided to rush ahead and share it because this is a time of year when many Jews are looking for serious reading as we prepare for the High Holy Days.

The scholars grapple with the notion of truth, of being a “Torah true Jew,” and of the problems an ancient text can present to a modern reader. There are many ways to read Torah, and it is difficult for all of us. Still, the rewards are mighty.



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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi based in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, mom, poodle groomer, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at as the Coffee Shop Rabbi.

3 thoughts on “Scholars Engage with “Torah of Truth””

  1. I have been on that site numerous times but I hadn’t even seen this section! Thanks for pointing it out to us. I am sure I will be spending a copious amount time reading through the articles.


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