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by Abby Gilad

October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

Dance, Torah Dance

The Ba'al Shem Tov, a famous rabbi, once said: "The Torah wants to dance, but she has no feet. You must be her feet."

On Simchat Torah, we do precisely that. We dance with our Torahs, because we have finished reading it from start to finish. The Torah is like a dance: it circles round and round.

Quiz for Torah Wiz

How long does it take to write a Torah?

a. 2,000 hours
b. One year
c. Six months
d. A and B.

A Torah is not considered kosher if :

a. One letter is added
b. One letter is deleted
c. One letter is touching another
d. All of the above

A Torah scroll that is not kosher must be:

a. Burned
b. Buried
c. Dismantled
d. Erased

Math Madness



Solve this problem to discover how many letters there are in each Torah. Send in the answer and get a prize.



600,000/2 + 5000 - 195 = ?

Crowning Glory

The Torah is written with Hebrew letters that have crowns on them, because they are like kings and queens. Draw a line between the words and their matching Hebrew letter:

a

d

y

z

g

Gimel

Ayin

Shin

Tet

Zayin

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