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The Unity of the Scroll

Just before Rosh HaShanah, I had the pleasure of being up close and personal with a Torah scroll. My mentor, Dr. Hollisa Alewine, author of the… 869 more words


News: Igbo Jews of Nigeria Celebrate Dedication New Sefer Torah - 2016

Shalom everyone! The following are video clips of members of the Igbo Jewish community of Nigeria celebrating the dedication of a new sefer Torah ( 39 more words


Trend Update: Torah/King David/Coming Messiah, April 2016

Hosea 3:4-5 For the children of Israel shall dwell many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or household gods. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king, and they shall come in fear to the Lord and to his goodness in the latter days. 417 more words


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

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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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D'var Torah

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. 161 more words

Ancient Paths