Posts Tagged ‘ torah ’

The 17th-Century Torah for Girls

January 9, 2014
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Tzenah Urenah

If there had been book blurbs in the 17th century, one for the Tsenah Urenah might have read: “What a time-saver. I keep it in the kitchen, next to the schmaltz.” Written by Rabbi Jacob ben Isaac Ashkenazi, the Tsenah Urenah (in any of its varied spellings), or “women’s bible,” was once as…

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

September 24, 2013
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unscrolled

So begins “The Song of the Red Cow,” one of 54 strange and delightful Torah commentaries in Unscrolled,…

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Tabletop Torah

November 23, 2012
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tabletop-torah1

God has more in common with a bottle of dish soap than you might think.…

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Ben Sorer U’Moreh

August 1, 2012
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rebel-son

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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what did the torah look like

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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silver

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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Messed-Up Bible Stories

January 26, 2012
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4808_08

There’s no denying it. Some stories from the Torah are…

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Special Needs in the Bible

December 12, 2011
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esau

Did the biblical character Esau have ADHD? Did Isaac have a cognitive…

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Was Moses Black?

November 29, 2011
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moses

The story of Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery is one…

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Stairway to Heaven

October 25, 2011
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babel

At the start of the Bible, everyone on Earth…

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Piercing in the Bible

July 25, 2011
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piercings

If you want to get your nose pierced,…

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