Ancient Jewish scroll now legible

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/cw6upzQ5aj0 This video says about itself: How to open an ancient scroll without touching it | Science News 21 September 2016 Researchers describe the digital steps it took to unwrap a charred, roughly 1,700-year-old scroll and read its ancient Biblical text. Credit: Seth Parker, Univ. of Kentucky. From…

Organizing the Bible and the Talmud

Originally posted on The Thousand-Year View:
My latest blog post for The Jewish Journal: Do you know what it says in the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 8, verse 3? Unless you’re a rabbi or a savant, you probably don’t. Neither do I. But we know how to look it up. We just open the Torah,…

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Old synagogues buzzing with life

Originally posted on Kopitiam Bot:
(Source: http://www.straitstimes.com) The voices of Rotem Benor, 12, and Rabbi Yehouda Cohen, 22, filled the Maghain Aboth Synagogue, built in 1878, in Waterloo Street.  The Canadian Rabbi, who joined the community here two years ago, was teaching the boy how to sing the Torah, the Jewish holy book, in preparation…

A Jerusalem Synagogue Building from Jesus’ Time?

Originally posted on HolyLandPhotos' Blog:
In 1913 Raymond Weill excavated in the “City of David” and found a large limestone block—ca. 30 in. x 16 in.—that contained a clear 10 line Greek inscription. “Theodotus Synagogue Inscription” found in Jerusalem. Click on image to Enlarge and/or Download. The inscription reads: “Theodotos, son of Vettenos, priest and…