Posts Tagged ‘ torah ’

Meet the Feminist Torah Scribe Behind Tefillin Barbie

January 11, 2016
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This Barbie Wears Tefillin and is a Torah Scribe

As one would expect, the rules for who can and cannot become a sofer (a Torah scribe) are pretty intense. As stated in the Talmud, “Sifrei Torah…written by a heretic, a star-worshipper, a slave, a woman, a minor…or an apostate Jew, are unfit for ritual use.” As it stands now,…

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A Stunningly Illustrated Torah Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before

November 6, 2015
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An astronaut, a cowboy, and a girl kissing a moose have just made it into…

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Decoding the Torah=Decoding Life. Or Something.

October 21, 2015
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Decoding the Torah=Decoding Life. Or Something.

A blurb for Torah Codes: End to Darkness proclaims that the film is the definitive…

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Torah On The Moon

July 21, 2014
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Torah On The Moon

Christian Bibles are available in hotel rooms, or…

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Catch Elijah This Weekend—He Won’t be Back for 21 Years

July 11, 2014
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Catch Elijah This Weekend—He Won't be Back for 21 Years

This weekend most congregations outside of Israel will…

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The 17th-Century Torah for Girls

January 9, 2014
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If there had been book blurbs in the…

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“Moo. Please No Murder Me” – and Other Torah Commentaries

September 24, 2013
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So begins “The Song of the Red Cow,”…

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Tabletop Torah

November 23, 2012
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God has more in common with a bottle…

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Ben Sorer U’Moreh

August 1, 2012
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Think kids today have trouble with authority? The Torah (Deuteronomy 21:18)…

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What Did the Torah Look Like?

July 5, 2012
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Have you ever wondered what font the Torah was originally…

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Silver Jews Ride into the Sunset

June 21, 2012
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These days, writer and musician David Berman is…

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Ten Lost Tribes

February 24, 2012
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In the Bible, the Land of Israel was divided into twelve…

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