Posts Tagged ‘Torah’

Nazi swastika daubed on Torah ark inside Frankfurt airport synagogue

A leading Jewish group in Germany on Saturday condemned the antisemitic desecration of a Torah ark inside the Jewish prayer room at Frankfurt’s international airport. Frankfurt police said a swastika was painted on the cabinet inside the prayer room, which is located in the airport transit area. The swastika was discovered several days ago, but […]

Ancient Satanic Torah found in Turkey

2000 year old Satanist Torah Discovered in Turkey after Police Arrests Smugglers Turkey is the homeland of the fake Jews (ashkeNAZIS) Revelation 2:12,13 says: “And to the Angel (messenger) at Pergamum write: “I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name and did not deny My faith even in […]

A Bisl Torah — More than Enough

More than enough. Enough shaming through Tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts about ways people voted in the election. Enough. Enough aggression through the misinformed use of anti-Semitic and anti-Zionistic slurs. Enough. Enough hiding behind uneducated social media celebrity influencers who have already moved on to the next trendy topic. Enough. The prophet Jeremiah reminds us, […]

Shavuot, Torah, and Humanity

May 14, 2021 by Jeremy Rosen Read on for article As rockets continue to rain down on our families in Israel, and a civil war rages with mobs of hooligans attacking peaceful citizens and neighbours, I pray for three things. Jeremy Rosen That Israel will be strong, and regardless of world opinion, able to protect […]

On Giving and Receiving Torah: An Invitation to Conversation

I am reading a striking book called “Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism.” It is written by a remarkable man, Kamram Nazeer, who was born to Pakistani parents, raised in New York City and now lives in London. Diagnosed with autism, Nazeer went to one of the very earliest programs […]

A Bisl Torah — Etchings of Your Heart

This week I attended an in-person shloshim. While it is powerful hearing someone say “Amen” to your prayers, it is equally as powerful listening to the story of the deceased, letting their soul touch yours. We come to the house of the mourner offering comfort and yet, forget about the magic in absorbing someone else’s […]

Torah scroll gifted by Jared Kushner arrives in Bahraini Jewish community

The Bahraini community of Manama has received a Torah scroll former senior White House adviser Jared Kushner commissioned last year to their congregation – in honor of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa – amid the signing of the Abraham Accords, to its newly renovated synagogue on Monday.”Former Ambassador of Bahrain to the United States Houda […]

Torah scroll dedicated at major US Army base following synagogue renovation

JTA — The top US Army chaplain installed a Torah scroll at Fort Bliss, a sprawling base on the US-Mexico border, following a three-month renovation of its synagogue. Maj. Gen. Thomas Solhjem led the April 26 dedication at the base, which is near El Paso, Texas, according to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, a […]

Army chaplain dedicates Torah at Fort Bliss after synagogue renovation

The top US Army chaplain installed a Torah scroll at Fort Bliss, a sprawling base on the US-Mexico border, following a three-month renovation of its synagogue. Maj. Gen. Thomas Solhjem led the April 26 dedication at the base, which is near El Paso, Texas, according to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, a news service […]

My Plant Based Renaissance — A poem for Torah Portion Emor

An ox or sheep you shall not slaughter itand its offspring in one day.-Leviticus 22:28 When I was a boy I used to go fishing atthe Erie Canal in the heart of the Empire State. I’ve already told you about howI never ate the fish I caught but did I mention the time another boywho […]

Rabbi saves Torah from burning inferno

A campus rabbi at the University of Cape Town ran into a burning building to save a Torah scroll from being engulfed by the flames, according to Chabad.org. Rabbi Nissen Goldman went into save the Torah as well as other objects after the school’s Jewish student center caught fire from sweeping wildfire, which has destroyed […]

If rabbis can’t talk about public policy, what’s the point of Torah?

Text Messages is a column, produced with The Jewish Week, sharing wisdom from the weekly Torah portion. When do you call the rabbi? Sometimes to complain. (We’re Jews, after all.) But usually, a life-cycle event has taken place. A birth, thank God. An impending wedding. An illness. Too often in the last year, a death. […]

Blood, and Nudity and Moloch (Oh, My) — A poem for Torah Portion Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Therefore, I said to the children of Israel:None of you shall eat bloodLeviticus 17:12 Rest assured, God, Adonai, Holy OneUnseen Savior, Invisible to the point ofwondering what sounds You makeor bath salts You use, as a vegetarian(and, I guess, by law as a Jew) no bloodwill pass through these lips, as I view itas sacred […]

A Bisl Torah — Selectively Silent

I underestimate the value of silence. As a student, I used to think silence was a sign of weakness. If you don’t raise your hand, you clearly don’t know the answer. But years later I realize that just because you speak more or interrupt in a conversation, you are not necessarily any brighter than those […]

I Wouldn’t Get Used to This – a poem for Torah Portion Tazria-Metzora

If a man loses the hair on [the back of] his head,he is bald. He is clean.Leviticus 13:40 No one complains when babies are baldbut let a few decades go by and if the skinof our heads becomes visible, it becomes a thing. Industries have arisen to help us deal withthis affliction. Wigs, magic hair […]

A Bisl Torah — Happy Birthday to Israel

On Tuesday night, Sinai Temple made shakshuka with Danny Corsun and Zoey Corsun of Culinary Judaics Academy. The evening was a cooking celebration in honor of Israel’s birthday. Shakshuka is a well-known Middle Eastern dish, often served in Israeli homes and restaurants for breakfast or lunch. Peppers, tomatoes, harissa, za’atar, eggs and an assortment of […]

Using his immunity, Labor MK delivers Torah for women to read at Western Wall

Freshman Labor party MK Gilad Kariv on Tuesday used his parliamentary immunity to bring a Torah scroll to the Western Wall plaza, where he handed it over to a group of women for use during their prayer service, in violation of policy at the holy site. Kariv’s actions drew condemnation from the Western Wall administration […]

It is hard to connect to the Torah as a trans Jew, but I’m trying anyway

This essay originally appeared on Alma, 70 Faces Media’s feminist Jewish culture site. Had you asked me 20 years ago, 10 years ago, even last year (truthfully, last month) if I’d ever quote the Torah in a piece I was writing, I probably would have (respectfully and nervously) laughed in your face. The Torah makes […]

Turkish police say they seized 2,000-year-old Torah scroll

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400-year-old Torah ark fully restored by Vercelli Jewish community

As the latest of a number of Jewish heritage projects coordinated by the Vercelli Jewish community in recent years, a 400-year-old wooden Aron Kodesh (Torah scroll ark) has been fully restored and will be installed in a prominent place in the city’s grand synagogue, the Jewish Heritage Europe website reported. The Moorish-style synagogue, built in the […]

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Vayikra with Rachel Posner

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The Triple Salting — A poem for Torah Portion Vayikra

And you shall salt every one of your meal offering sacrificeswith salt, and you shall not omit the salt…Leviticus 2:13 If there’s one thing I’ve learned fromthe cooking competition shows of the world, it’sif you don’t season your food you will lose. This is ancient knowledge that comesfrom the book of Leviticus where the Lordexpresses […]

A Bisl Torah — Elijah and the Tooth Fairy

Never leave your phone out. Obviously, this could be the beginning of many dilemmas, but mine isn’t what you might expect. The kids saw an open application, otherwise known as the Tooth Fairy App. It’s a great gadget. You take a picture of your sleeping child and superimpose a realistic sticker of the tooth fairy. […]

Light beyond the Shadows: The Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls

March 18, 2021 by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen Read on for article Book Review: Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen reviews Light beyond the Shadows: The Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls by Sheila Pallay and Julius Muller. When this book first arrived, I looked at it with a little trepidation. This looked like one of those nice coffee table […]

A Bisl Torah — Hide n’ Seek

My daughter insisted that our family play hide n’ seek. I’m not a big fan of the game. Kids stealthily waiting to jump out at you, closets in shambles by the end of the game, and each child wanting multiple turns. When Annie requested hide n’ seek, I countered with Bananagrams. Unsurprisingly, 30 seconds later, […]

Deaf rabbi translates Torah into sign language

LONDON  (Jewish News) — Israel’s only deaf rabbi is giving a hand to the hard of hearing by translating the entire Torah into sign language. Speaking to the Jewish News from Rishon Lezion in Israel through a sign language interpreter, Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff admits that it’s a “big responsibility” to try to make Judaism “accessible […]

Punica Granatum — A poem for Torah Portion Tetzaveh

And on its bottom hem you shall make pomegranatesExodus 28:33 In our home, which will, soonno longer be our home, we plantedBiblical fruits in all the available spaces. The pomegranate is the only onestill with us. The poor almond treefirst a feast for the possums – rarely allowing us a taste despiteits many blossoms, eventually […]

Get vaccinated now; the Torah commands it

February 26, 2021 by   Read on for article During my visits to coronavirus wards at hospitals across Israel, I encountered a most worrying statistic…writes Rabbi David Lau. Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. All of the hospitalized were relatively young people who had not been vaccinated. A few minutes after […]

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Tetzaveh with Avi Hoffman

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A Bisl Torah — Strength in a Cookie

We continued our annual tradition of baking hamantaschen. This year, the experience was a little different. Sinai Temple joined 75 other families on zoom, communally made dough and laughed through our baking questions. How much flour? How do you create the perfect triangle shape? How many minutes in the oven? But we also asked, “Why […]

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