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'Two sisters,' Finnish National Gallery

The twinned relationship of Leah and Rachel

This sense of deep loyalty and connection finds its way into an extremely erotic and startling narrative

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
30/11/2020

Parashat Vayetzeh: Transformation

Jacob has not learned to love

30/11/2020

Simhat Torah: The joy of the Torah

A special feature of the service is calling all children under 13 years to the Reading of the Law.

‘PRIESTS OF the Tabernacle,’ with high priest at center, wearing the ‘hoshen hamishpat.’ (Illustrati

Parashat Tetzaveh: One end, a variety of means

One of the unique items of clothing belonging to the kohen gadol, the high priest, was called Hoshen HaMishpat, which the kohen wore on his chest.

Nechama Leibowitz

Sefaria turns a female page

Online Jewish text platform adds commentary by Nechama Leibowitz, its first woman scholar, as it expands its accessible library.

02/05/2019

Simhat Torah: Ending and beginning – Torah without stop

In this way, we acknowledge that even if we completed the yearly cycle of Torah reading, we still have much more learning in store.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
26/09/2018
Torah scroll

2 Torah scrolls stolen from Hawaiian synagogue

Other valuable items, such as silver ritual objects, were left in the sanctuary, according to reports.

By JTA
24/01/2018
IDF Gaza

Chief Rabbi calls for return of Torah lessons at IDF training complex

Several dozen IDF soldiers would attend the Torah lesson every week.

THIS RELIEF at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv – likens the development

On the divine compromise

God therefore precisely chose the exact words, stories and laws in order to best give over the Divine directive.

By AHARON E. WEXLER
29/11/2017
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