Tag Archive for Torah

Rabbi Asserts Israel’s Existence Disproves Christian Replacement Theology


Rabbi rebukes Jews who refuse to accept Israel’s Independence Day, arguing that it is a ‘holy day’ fulfilled in biblical prophecy & disproves hateful Christian doctrine used against the Jews & the State of Israel.

By Ryan Jones


In an article published in a local Israeli newspaper around the time of Israel’s 65th Independence Day, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Har-Noy puzzled over the fact that there are still so many Bible-believing Jews who refuse to celebrate the Jewish state’s modern rebirth.

Jews not Allow - Photo IT

Jews not Allow – Photo Israel Today

“Perhaps these dear Jews missed the words of Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik in his wonderful speech ‘Kol Dodi Dofek’ (The Voice of My Beloved Knocks),” mused Har-Noy. Continue Reading »

MK Porush: Israel Won’t be a Home for All Jews If Gov’t Forces IDF Enlistment

MK Meir Porush: If Torah students are forced to enlist, ‘We will tell the world this won’t be a national home for Torah observant Jews.’

By Maayana Miskin



If hareidi-religious Jews are forced to enlist in the IDF, many Jews will no longer see Israel as their home, MK Meir Porush (Yahadut Hatorah) has warned.

Porush met recently with French Ambassador to Israel Cristophe Bigot. During the meeting, Bigot asked Porush what the hareidi-religious community in Israel thinks of the government’s plan to require more hareidi men to enlist in the army.

Porush began by explaining the hareidi-religious view of Torah study. Continue Reading »

World’s Oldest Complete Torah Scroll Discovered in Italy

The University of Bologna reports that an 850-year-old Jewish Scroll, written in the Babylonian tradition, had been mislabeled by a librarian in 1889.

An Italian university has found what it claims to be the oldest complete Torah scroll known to exist, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

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A Torah scroll – Photo: Dreamstime

The scroll, which was found at the library of the University of Bologna, was believed to be no more than a few hundred years old, the report said. But recent carbon dating tests suggest it was written some 850 years ago, making it the oldest complete Torah ever found, Mauro Perani, the university’s Hebrew professor said. Continue Reading »

El Al dedicates Torah scroll on int’l flights for country’s leaders


El Al unveils Torah scroll that will accompany Israel’s political leaders on future int’l flights.

President Shimon Peres, PM Netanyahu, along with the heads of security services lent a hand in inscribing the scroll.

By Israel Hayom Staff

In honor of the Shavuot holiday this week, when Jews worldwide celebrate God’s giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai, Israeli airline El Al presented a special Torah that will accompany Israel’s leaders on their trips with the airline.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art of NY & Israel Museum jointly buy Hebrew manuscript

15th-century handwritten copy of Mishneh Torah to be shared by the Israel Museum & the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a rotating basis.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and The Israel Museum have jointly purchased a 15th century illuminated Hebrew manuscript.

This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s in New York shows a page from the Mishneh Torah. April 29, 2013 - Photo  AP

This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s in New York shows a page from the Mishneh Torah. April 29, 2013 – Photo: AP

Sotheby’s announced Monday that the two institutions have acquired The Mishneh Torah from the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection. It was about to be put up for auction in New York City. Continue Reading »

Torah Written by More Than 200,000 Jews Dedicated at the Kotel

The new Sefer Torah, written by over 200 thousand Jews during the past 7 years, was dedicated at the Western Wall.

By Yoni Kempinski


A new Sefer Torah (Torah scroll) was dedicated at the Western Wall in Jerusalem this past Tuesday, which was Rosh Chodesh Nissan.

Arutz Sheva attended the dedication ceremony of the unique scroll, which was written by over 200 thousand people from all continents over a seven-year period. The project began in 2006, during the Second Lebanon War, and over 100 thousand soldiers wrote letters for the scroll as well.

The project was led by Igor Kolomoisky, President of the European Jewish Union (EJU), Vadim Rabinovich, Co-chair of the European Jewish Parliament (EJP) and Head of All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, Genadiy Bogolubov, businessmen, and Alexandr Levin,  President of the World Congress of Russian speaking Jewry. Continue Reading »

NYPD Recover Stolen Brooklyn Torah Valued at $30,000

A Brooklyn Torah that was reported to be in the trunk of a stolen car, and is estimated to be worth around $30,000 was found, according to NYPD officials.

By Rachel Hirshfeld


A Torah that was reported to be stolen and estimated to be worth around $30,000 was found, according to officials.

The Brooklyn Torah, belonging to Rabbi Binyamin Tamaiev of Congregation Agudath Sholom of Flatbush, was reportedly found inside the rabbi’s stolen car.

His gray 2007 Toyota Corolla was stolen from the 3700 block of 18th Avenue on Saturday evening with the rabbi’s personal belongings as well as the $30,000 Torah, police said. Continue Reading »

Secular Kibbutz ‘Revolts’ by Dedicating New Torah Scroll – Mazel Tov!


Secular members of Kibbutz Givat Brenner dedicated a new Torah scroll on Tuesday.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu


Kibbutz Givat Brenner, the largest kibbutz in Israel and one of the most secular, completed the first step in a “revolution” Tuesday night with the dedication of a new Torah scroll that kibbutz members paid for from their own pockets.

Torah dedication at Kibbutz Givat Brenner

Torah dedication at Kibbutz Givat Brenner
Israel news photo: Yaakov Felberbaum

The dedication of a new Torah scroll here is a major revolution, Givat Brenner Rabbi Ephraim Shteinkoller told Arutz Sheva.

“The public decided it wanted a new Torah scroll next to an old one that was donated years ago in memory of kibbutz members who fell in wars,” he added. Continue Reading »

Female Turkish Blogger writes: The truth of the matter

Aylin Kocaman explains that according to the Koran, it is the right of the Jews to live in the Land of Israel.

Most people around the world know very little about the real Islam and the real Muslims.

What is presented to them under the name of Islam is a religion of war full of fear, hatred, rage and blood. It is a religion of fear formed by those who are in favor of war, societies of fear and suicide bombers. The alarming part is that some Muslims also think that this is the case. They are unaware that attacks, murders, suicides, instilling rage and fear instead of love in people’s minds is unlawful, for they are totally unaware of the content of the Koran.

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Spiritual Enrichment Activity: Dimona facility now houses a synagogue

For 1st time, religious employees at reactor will have a place to pray. The initiative was spearheaded by Rabbi David Abuhatseira, with help of American Jewish millionaire Ira Rennert.

By Yehuda Shlezinger


Israelis will celebrate the Simchat Torah holiday next week, but before this another large Torah-related celebration will take place in the most clandestine place in Israel — the nuclear reactor in Dimona.

A limited number of specially invited guests are slated to attend the special ceremony on Tuesday to inaugurate a new synagogue at the site, including a Torah scroll, the first ever at the nuclear reactor.

The Dimona facility now features a synagogue.

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The Torah is Israel’s Defense against Evil, Says Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

The I.D.F. defends Israel against its enemies, but the Torah is the ultimate weapon against evil, proclaims former Chief Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu



The IDF defends Israel against enemies, but the Torah is the ultimate weapon against evil, says former Chief Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

Torah scroll

Torah scroll

The revered rabbi, who also is the spiritual leader of the Shas party, delivered his weekly broadcast sermon Saturday night in the wake of attempts by the government to prepare legislation requiring the enlistment of all Israelis, including those who study Toray day and night. They have largely been exempt from serving in the IDF ever since the re-establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Continue Reading »