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  • Sotheby’s Auctions Hebrew Collection

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jacob Joshua Falk was home studying Talmud when a nearby gunpowder factory exploded. Trapped beneath debris with no escape route in sight, the 22-year-old Pole made a vow to God: if saved, he would study Talmud diligently. He immediately spied a clearing and crawled out of the rubble...

  • Stroll Among the Scrolls

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In 1947, a young Bedouin scrounging around some caves about 15 miles from Jerusalem came across some sealed clay urns and unearthed one of the most important archeological discoveries of the century -- the Dead Sea Scrolls. The scrolls are 2,000-year-old fragments of Hebrew...

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