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The Torah outlines the foundational narrative of Judaism. It consists of the first five of the 24 books that make up the Tanach. The five books are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. It narrates the origins of Judaism- from God's creation of the world, to the descent of the people of Israel into Egypt and their salvation with the granting of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Torah ends with the death of Moses, prior to the people's crossing to the promised land. The books highlight civil laws, religious obligations, and teachings such as the 10 commandments.
Diamond and his wife, as well as most of his congregants, have had to evacuate their homes. As far as he knows no one has been hurt, but the synagogue has sustained damage.
The Lodz municipality was planning to demolish a number of old wooden shacks on the street that used to house Jews during their time in the Ghetto.
It is estimated that the document is about 15 percent of the original Torah scroll.
Recognizing the divine image found in all human beings, the Torah prohibits leaving a body (or body part) unburied.
By SHLOMO BRODY
Ultimately, a leader has power and he must use it correctly, efficiently, responsibly and ethically.
By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
I’m not budging. I continue to hold onto our chosenness.
By YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ
Women take over top Torah publishing positions, actively moving Jewish learning forward.
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
What is fascinating is that the first classification of something being holy is time, and not a place or an object.
By MICHAEL M. COHEN
The initiative, called Meshivat Nefesh, follows an eight-month pilot period in which leading female halachic experts have answered more than 200 questions on a popular websites.
By JEREMY SHARON
While Jewish law may grant moral status to this future human being, this does not mean that it equates feticide with murder.
Atop Mount Masada, where Jews faced annihilation thousands of years ago, students from Alexander Muss High School in Israel celebrated their heritage by welcoming a new Torah scroll
By NOA AMOUYAL
“The Rothschild Pentateuch will be the greatest High Medieval Hebrew manuscript in the United States," says Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
By HAGAY HACOHEN
The Priestly Blessing is one of the oldest in the Jewish faith.
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