While specific details may differ, as Conservative Jews, our answers will, by necessity, include Shabbat, kashrut and limud (study), as well as acts of gemilut hasadim and tzedakah, because they are all part of Torah
, and of how Jews throughout the millennia have understood what God wants of us, as expressed through halakha.
She likes it when rabbis discuss how the Torah
applies to modern life.
Even more controversial is that Levinas links this Torah
to the city of Jerusalem, thus making a connection between something that had seemed to be extra-political and the political realm--perhaps even reinscribing the former back into the latter.
"In the group of Torah
coverings in this year's exhibition, the evidence of artistic invention, imaginative use of materials, and respect for traditional requirements come together in a wide variety of aesthetic resolutions," said juror Susan Weininger.
The third decisive change in the Torah
's role is that Christian existence is no longer `under' it.
First given weekly at her conservative synagogue, each d'var Torah
is based on thoughtful readings of selected verses extracted from Genesis through Deuteronomy.
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A number of people from the Jewish community gathered to welcome the Sefer Torah
to the revamped synagogue.
Sofer Yerman says that after a series of successful letter restoration procedures at the Little Torah
Hospital, the scroll is very much looking forward to returning to her congregational family.
Having structured his book pedagogically--moving from the different Torah
chant traditions, through individuals' experiences, to musical performances and new modes of (digital) transmission--he relies methodologically on the micro and oral histories of dozens of informants whose age, location, and denominational affiliation (all within the American Ashkenazi soundscape) create a rich picture in which simultaneous practices refuse systematization.
The writing of a Torah
, a meticulous process involving the precise hand-scribing of one letter at a time, typically takes one-to-two years to complete (the Torah
consists of 304,805 letters).
"How It's Made: Torah
Scroll" examines the definition, history, composition, traditions, and intricate detailed steps of making a Torah
scroll, the holiest text of the Jewish people.