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How is a Sefer Torah like a Space Shuttle?

Image: The new Torah scroll dedicated Temple Sinai of Oakland, CA on January 29, 2016. Photo by Susan Krauss, who retains all rights.

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime event: my congregation dedicated a new Torah scroll. 534 more words

Jewish Living

A Kiss is Just a Kiss - Or is it?

Esau ran to greet . He embraced him and, falling on his neck, he kissed him; and they wept. – Genesis 33:4

In the Torah scroll, the word “kissed” in this verse is always written with a dot above each letter.

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Who's Your Teacher

The Sages, seeing that his mind was clear, entered his chamber and sat down at a distance of four cubits. ‘Why have ye come?’ said he to them. 162 more words

Ancient Paths

I Found It!!

Two moves ago, I lost a piece of paper that was on my wall.  The loss was the basis for this post titled King Josiah A Pattern For Us… 103 more words

A Thought...

'To the Jew first...' You can help!!

My regular readers are familiar with Rabbi Itzhak Shapira and his book, The Return of the Kosher Pig, from a number of posts referring to him in one way or another.   439 more words

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Torah on the Other Side (P-3)

On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” (Mar 4:35 NKJ)

Mark, who is the writer, is revealing a deeper task, the  597 more words

Simchat Torah Beit Midrash

Balaam: Carried away and lost by his own words

 My teacher Jonathan Magonet used to ask – “If you were a donkey, how would you read the bible?” The answer of course is that you would notice the stories about donkeys. 808 more words

Parashat Hashavua