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  • Jews of Ahmedabad, India, welcome Torah scroll

    September 13, 2012 | 10:11 am

    The small Jewish community of Ahmedabad, India, where a store called Hitler recently changed its name, held a synagogue celebration to dedicate a new Torah scroll.

    The community of some 125 Jews in this capital city of the western Indian state of Gujerat dedicated the kosher...

  • Never Too Old to Write a Letter ... of Torah

    March 25, 2009 | 4:38 am

    The Jewish Home for the Aging has never had a Torah it could call its own. Since the home first opened in 1912, synagogues or individuals have donated Siferei Torah to the senior-living community, but the scrolls were often old and tarnished, with faded letters or finger smudges on...

  • VIDEO: Torah dedication by Chabad of Thousand Oaks

    June 25, 2008 | 10:03 pm





    Chabad of Thousand Oaks was honored to receive a Torah, generously donated by Rabbi Mordechai and Ethel Bryski in memory of their parents (great-grandparents of Rabbi Chaim Bryski, Rabbi of Chabad of Thousand Oaks), survivors of the Holocaust. This scroll was rescued from the Holocaust as well, and was painstakingly restored before coming to its permanent home at the Thousand Oaks Jewish Center.

  • Shavuot 5768: Praise for the scroll

    June 9, 2008 | 1:01 am

    In a knowledge world ruled by books and pages and digitized memory, why do Jews hold onto the scroll?

    As Shavuot (with its focus on receiving the Torah) begins, I must ask: Could it be that rolled along together somewhere in our minds with the love of Torah is the love of scroll?

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  • Classnotes: Milken High School rededicates Torah scroll

    By Julie G Fax

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A Torah scroll that twice survived extinction was ushered to its new home in the Lainer Beit Mirdash of Milken Community High School on Oct. 19.

    The scroll was rescued from Eastern Europe by Shlomo Bardin, founder of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley. In October 2005, the...

  • Circuit

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A for Achievement

    Supporters of the Friends of Sheba Medical Center filled the ballroom at the Four Seasons last week to honor three remarkable women -- Rita and Sue Brucker and Dr. Elizabeth Morgan with their prestigious Women of Achievement Award. Morgan gained national...
  • USC Trojans march for restored Torah; Backyard tashlich in Fairfax

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Trojans Greet Restored Torah
     
    When the Trojan fight song rings out at a Torah restoration ceremony, where else could you be but at USC?

    About 100 people gathered Sunday under the shade of sycamore trees in front of the university's Bovard Auditorium to witness the ceremonial...

  • Imagining Caleb

    By Rabbi Zoë Klein

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Our Torah portion devotes more than 60 verses to the census of the Israelites. After the counting is done, the Torah adds: "Among these there was not one of those enrolled by Moses and Aaron the priest when they recorded the Israelites in the wilderness of Sinai. For the Lord had...

  • New Torahs Mark Holiday Celebration

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the receiving of the Torah, will be honored this month with special tributes by two area congregations. Figuring prominently is the holiest of all Jewish books, but each event has its own twist.

    In a coming-of-age rite by one of the county's...

  • The Case of the Missing Torah

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Did a rabbi steal the Sefer Torah? A Montreal resident claims that a Torah she loaned to a local senior home has illegally ended up in a Southern California synagogue. And now she's on the hunt to find it.

    The 60-year-old scroll was housed at the King David...

  • A New L.A. Shtibl

    By Julie G Fax

    May 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Several people huddle around the Shtibl Minyan's scarf-covered bima, rolling the Torah scroll to the day's special maftir. There is some down time threatening to break the momentum, so Rachel Sheer grabs someone's child to balance on her hip as she circles the room urging others to...

  • The Price of Freedom

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    To facilitate pidyon shvuyim (redeeming captive Jews from secular prisons) we are commanded to go so far as to sell a community's Torah scroll. Yet it is hard to rejoice that Bill Clinton pardoned four chassidim from the village of New Square, N.Y., along with an alleged tax evader...

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