Israel Launches Search and Rescue for Last Dead Sea Scrolls
“Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness.”(Isaiah 30:8)
For decades, antiquities robbers have sneaked into the caves of the Judean Desert and have stolen away portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls, according to the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA), which has launched a rescue mission to retrieve the final manuscripts.
“For years now our most important heritage and cultural assets have been excavated illicitly and plundered in the Judean Desert caves for reasons of greed,” says a statement by IAA Director-General Israel Hasson.
to Parasha Behar (On the Mount), this week’s study of the Torah portion.
you to read along with us and enrich your understanding of the Bible by
discovering Torah truths in this portion that will be read in synagogues around
the world this Shabbat (Saturday).
PARASHABEHAR(On the Mount)
Leviticus 25:1–26:2; Jeremiah 32:6–27; Romans 6:1–23
“The Lord said to Moses at Mount
Sinai, ‘Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am
going to give you, the land itself must observe a Sabbath to the Lord.
to our study of this week's Torah portion, which is called Emor (Speak).
new insights into the Word of God as you read along with us this portion of
Scripture that will be read in synagogues around the world this Shabbat
Leviticus 21:1–24:23; Ezekiel 44:15–31; James 1:1–18
LORD said to Moses, ‘Say [emor] to the priests, the sons of
Last week in Parasha Kedoshim, we discovered our capacity to live holy lives.
France: Nations Will Plan Israel-PA Peace Talks
“The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, ‘Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.’ The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, ’I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.’”(Psalm 2:2–6)
French President François Hollande said on Tuesday that the international conference planned for late May to relaunch peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis had been postponed until the summer.
to our study of this week’s Torah portion, Parasha Kedoshim (Holy Ones).
read along with us, and discover timeless Torah truths in this portion of
Scripture that will be read in synagogues around the world this Shabbat (Sabbath).
KEDOSHIM (Holy Ones)
Leviticus 19:1–20:27; Amos 9:7–15; Hebrews 12:1–17
the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy [kedoshim]because I, the LORD your God, am holy
Tonight, as the sun sets, Yom
Here in Israel and around the world, the Jewish people
face the memory and pain of the Holocaust and say, “Never again.”
mood covers the land of Israel, and tomorrow morning a 10 AM, the nation will
come to a complete standstill as citizens stand at attention when sirens blast
for two minutes. Even those driving will pull to the side and exit their
vehicles to stand in honor of those who perished.
This annual remembrance of their
sacrifice called the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, or Yom
HaShoah, dedicated to those who suffered and resisted, is held under the
auspices of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance