The Torah for Dummies is chock full of invaluable, meaningful, and fascinating information, answering questions I've had for years about what the Torah is, and what the Torah actually says. The book is presented in a comprehensible, organized and reader-friendly manner. It's divided into six sections. The first, called Torah 101, provides a clear overview of the basic and most important concepts in the Torah. Section 2 addresses each of the five books of Moses, describing the contents, the main ideas and the significance of each one. The third section teaches us how Torah relates to our everyday lives, offering an abundance of examples of how we are meant to use it as a manual for life. Section 4 talks about the importance of the Torah in Judaism and in Jewish tradition, elaborating on the Shabbat, the Jewish holidays, life cycles, traditions and symbols, as well as on the laws and reasons for kashrut. Section 5 discusses, in detail, the Ten Commandments and several common misconceptions people have, both about the commandments and about other quotes from the Torah. The last section, apart from offering a glossary of names and terms used in the Torah, includes a list of all 613 commandments (both the do's and don'ts), categorized according to subject. The book provides direct references to the Torah throughout, making it easy to find exactly where in the Torah a particular quote or idea can be found. The margins of the pages of Torah for Dummies contain occasional icons, or symbols, which call the reader's attention to particularly important concepts, misconceptions, or words of wisdom found in the Torah. My review cannot possibly do this book justice. It is simply a "must read for yourself" in order to appreciate this thorough and eloquent account of what the Torah is, and what it has to tell us.