writing a torah

There are thousands of laws related to the writing of Torah scrolls and other sacred texts. The most important requirement, perhaps, is that the scribe be a pious and God-fearing person.

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Praying for the soul of the deceased is considered a "kindness of truth." (Lior Mizrahi/Flash90)

While one might have ulterior motives when doing acts of kindness for living people, there are no ulterior motives when showing kindness or tending to the dead.

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King David's Tomb

King David's Tomb may or may not contain the remains of the great Jewish monarch, but the site was nevertheless made holy by the prayers and tears Jews who have visited for hundreds of years.

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joseph and pharaoh

Joseph’s high standard of dignity and integrity is something from which we could all learn. Fame and fortune did not corrupt him or allow him to go act the law.

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Aliyah

There are many good reasons for Jews to live in the Land of Israel, which is of major importance according to the Torah and a basic principle of Zionism.

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ambition

When a person is focused on who he is and where he has to go, he can survive and overcome almost anything that life throws his way.

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Living Torah

The menorah, a seven-branched candelabrum, is the oldest symbol of the Jewish religion and modern symbol of the State of Israel. A nine-branch variation is used for the observance of Chanukah - the Festival of Lights.

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Waving Israeli flags

The Jewish people, despite its smallness in number, can achieve great success as a "light unto the nations" through unity.

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faith

Standing up for what we believe in and remaining strong in difficult and painful times is part of the Jewish DNA received from our forefather Abraham.

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