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The world's oldest complete Torah scroll has been found in Italy

The world's oldest complete Torah scroll has been found in Italy | Judaism | Scoop.it

The world's oldest complete Torah scroll has been found in a university archive in Bologna, according to an Italian professor who said the text could be from the 12th century.The precious lambskin scroll had been classified by the university library as being from the 17th century but Hebrew Studies professor Mauro Perani noticed that the text did not conform to key changes in Torah writing brought about in the 12th century."I immediately thought it was much older," he said, adding that it contained letters and signs that were banned by Jewish scholar and philosopher Moses Maimonides in the 12th century.Fragments of the Torah have been found from the 7th century – much older than the presumed date of the Bologna scroll – but the Italian find is believed to be the oldest wholly preserved text.


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Asking 'What If?': Our Literary Critic's Weekly 'Daf Yomi' Talmud Study

Asking 'What If?': Our Literary Critic's Weekly 'Daf Yomi' Talmud Study | Judaism | Scoop.it
Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world.
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This day in Jewish history / Zeev Jabotinsky, Zionist visionary, dies - This Day in Jewish History

This day in Jewish history / Zeev Jabotinsky, Zionist visionary, dies - This Day in Jewish History | Judaism | Scoop.it
Jabotinsky campaigned to save European Jewry while in exile after the British kept him from returning to Palestine.
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The Secret Genius of Hasidic Fashion – The Arty Semite

The Secret Genius of Hasidic Fashion – The Arty Semite | Judaism | Scoop.it
It’s debatable whether the Satmars have gained the respect of the world. But their rebbe’s ideology of separatism has proven effective at preserving the Hasidic lifestyle — and attire.
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Pirkei Avos - Torah.org

Pirkei Avos -- Judaism on the Internet --
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Find from era of King David may confirm Old Testament text -- if politics don't interfere

Find from era of King David may confirm Old Testament text -- if politics don't interfere | Judaism | Scoop.it
A carved pillar discovered near Bethlehem may be linked to the Biblical King of Kings, David himself, or perhaps validate the scope of wise Solomon's majestic kingdom. If they ever get around to digging it up, that is.
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Les Miserabbis - You don't have to be Jewish. - YouTube

A GLOSSARY OF WORDS HERE: http://www.djcoleman.co.uk/Les_Miserabbis.html • INSPIRED by LES MISERABLES & 40 YEARS OF SHUL • WRITTEN & DIRECTED by DAVID COLEMA...
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300,000-Year-Old Hearth Discovered In Qesem Cave, Addresses Speculations On First Controlled Use of Fire

300,000-Year-Old Hearth Discovered In Qesem Cave, Addresses Speculations On First Controlled Use of  Fire | Judaism | Scoop.it
A 300,000-Year-Old hearth has been discovered In Qesem Cave, shedding light on when humans began using fire for cooking and to build fire camps, Tel Aviv University researchers report.
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Rambam: Avodat Yom HaKippurim, Chapter 1

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Q & A: ‘The Scepter Shall Not Depart From Judah’ – Redux (Part II)

Q & A: ‘The Scepter Shall Not Depart From Judah’ – Redux (Part II) | Judaism | Scoop.it
Question: The famous Iggeret of Rav Sherira Gaon references Yerushalmi Kilaim 9:3 and Kesubos 12:3 and states that Rabbi Judah the Prince descended from Hillel who, in turn, descended from the tribe of Binyamin – not Yehudah.
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Completing the 118-year-old puzzle of the Cairo genizah

Completing the 118-year-old puzzle of the Cairo genizah | Judaism | Scoop.it
Israeli supercomputer is matching up 200,000 text fragment images in historic breakthrough for ancient manuscript scholarship.
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Bilam’s Bold Request | Hirhurim – Torah Musings

Bilam’s Bold Request | Hirhurim – Torah Musings | Judaism | Scoop.it
Bilam's request from God is so audacious as to defy belief but may be understood better after examining the fate of a repentant Roman courtier. Bilam asks ...
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Shabbos Guides | Hirhurim – Torah Musings

Shabbos Guides | Hirhurim – Torah Musings | Judaism | Scoop.it
I. Shabbos Isn't Simple I have a working theory that the complexity of a halakhic topic is inversely proportional to the length of its treatment in the ...
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