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Beautiful, printable Torah & Holiday Guides

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There are a lot of divrei Torah. How are Guides different?
At Aleph Beta, we believe that the Torah is a guidebook that answers life’s biggest questions, offering profound insights about how we should live our lives. Moreover, we believe that Jewish tradition has always recognized the right of all readers, in every generation, to look at the text themselves and try to decide what they think it means. That means you. That’s why you are the most important author of this quest through the sources. We think that this guide offers a fun, stimulating and relevant path through the sources, but if you get wrapped up in a stimulating discussion and never make it past page 2, we’ll consider that a success!
Is this guide for self-study or should I study with others?
Either works! You can gather a small group of friends to explore it together, share it with a chevruta (learning partner), or go through it by yourself.
Do I need to prepare anything or can I just jump in?
Just jump in! Even if you’re planning to use this for a group discussion, just open up to page 1 and get going. (If you read it in advance, it will spoil the fun!) The only thing you should do in advance is print out copies of the “Source Sheet” for the other participants, so everyone can follow along and engage with the sources.
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Parsha Guides

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These printable Parsha Guides, which are available only to our Premium subscribers, are a wonderful resource for generating lively discussion at your Shabbat table, between you and your chevruta (learning partner) or study group, or just for curling up on the couch to read by yourself. To become a Premium member and access these guides, subscribe today!
Genesis
Parsha Guide
Bereishit: Does Man 'Acquire' Woman?
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Noach: Why Did God Destroy The World?
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Lech Lecha: Why Did God Choose Abraham?
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Vayeira: Abraham's Struggle With Loyalty
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Toldot: A Conversation For the Ages
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Toldot: What Is Isaac's Legacy?
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Vayeishev: Who Really Sold Joseph?
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Miketz: Why Didn't Joseph Write Home?
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Vayechi: Who is Joseph's Real Father?
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Vayechi: Does God Speak To Us? Part 4
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Exodus
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Shmot: How Does Midrash Work?
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Shmot: Does God Really "Love" Us?
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Va'era: Seeing God in Science
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Bo: Did God Really Need Ten Plagues?
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Bo : God's Justice In Action
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Beshalach: Fruit Trees In the Sea?
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Yitro: The Marriage Of God And Israel
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Terumah: Angels In The Tabernacle?
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Ki Tisa: Moshe's Benevolent Chutzpah
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Ki Tisa: A Closer Look At Kiddush
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Vayakhel: God In Space, God In Time
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Pekudei: A Giant Chiasm In Sefer Shmot
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Pekudei: God In Space, God In Time
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Leviticus
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Vayikra: Can Leaders Make Mistakes?
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Tzav: What Does It Mean To Survive?
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Tzav: A Deeper Look At The Priestly Role
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Tazria: Rejoining the Community
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Metzora: Rejoining The Community
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Tazria-Metzora: Rejoining The Community
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Kedoshim: How Can I Achieve True Love?
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Emor: What is Sabbath All About?
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Emor: An Epic View Of Jewish Holidays
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Behar: Why Does Land Have To Rest?
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Behar: Walking With God
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Behar-Bechukotai: Walking With God
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Numbers
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Bamidbar: Who Cares About Genealogy?
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Bamidbar: Why We Count
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Naso: Letting Our Children Go
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Beha'alotecha: Accepting Our Children
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Beha'alotecha: Where It All Went Wrong
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Shelach: Optimism vs. Pessimism
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Korach: Why Did Korach Rebel
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Chukat: Why Did Moses Hit The Rock?
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Balak: Balaam, Prophet For Hire?
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Pinchas: What Is True Leadership?
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Matot: The Art Of Effective Negotiation
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Masei: The Art Of Effective Negotiation
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Deuteronomy
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Devarim: What Did Moses Do Wrong? Part 1
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Ki'Teitzei: The Hated Wife
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Ki Teitzei: How To Merit Long Life
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Nitzavim: Where's the Happy Ending
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Ha'azinu: A Unique Nation
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Holiday Guides

Free
If you are interested in sponsoring one of our Holiday guides, please email info@alephbeta.org.Our holiday guides are available for free.
Rosh Hashanah
Holiday Guide
Rosh Hashanah
(Free guide!)
Yom Kippur
Holiday Guide
Jonah
(Free guide!)
Pesach
Holiday Guide
How To Read The Passover Haggadah
(Free guide!)
Shavuot
Tisha B'Av
Holiday Guide
Megillat Eicha Study Guide
(Free guide!)
Shabbat
Holiday Guide
Shabbat Guide Part 1
(Free guide!)
Holiday Guide
Shabbat Guide Part 2
(Free guide!)
Holiday Guide
Shabbat Guide Part 3
(Free guide!)