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Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground. Granite Falls Advocate Tribune – Granite Falls Advocate Tribune

| September 16, 2022

Ellen Davis wrote about meeting the expectations of the land, she said, agrarians know the land, not as an inert object, but as a fellow creature that can justly expect something from us whose lives depend on it. Important in more than my Hebrew class was the comparison between the Hebrew word for ground or earth (adm) and the Hebrew word for man (dm). Understanding the land from that part of country is important because as Davis puts it, Both words are related to dm, ruddy; in the Levant, [eastern part of the Mediterranean area] brownish red is the skin tone of both the people and the earth.

The essence of it – The Jewish Standard

| September 16, 2022

Last Sunday was September 11. It seems somehow appropriate to write about it after it happened, because September 11 now is our past; it happened well within our living history, but its stopped being as visceral as it was a decade ago. Even last year, on its 20th anniversary, it seemed closer somehow; in part but not entirely because so many people in uniform the police officers and firefighters from whose ranks the first responders had come, and to which so many of them could not return came and stood in solemn silence to remember.

Not teaching math and science – another double standard for the ultra-Orthodox in Israel – All Israel News

| September 16, 2022

Headline in the Hebrew newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, on Sept. 13, 2022. Headline is translated as "Core studies paid the price of the (politcal) agreement" In Israel, both state and religious schools must teach core subjects such as math and science in order to be eligible for governmental funding.Failure to do so will greatly limit their financial assistance

Three Cultures Foundation offers Modern Hebrew classes for the academic year 2022/2023 – Atalayar

| September 6, 2022

After the summer, a new edition of Modern Hebrew classes begins at the Three Cultures Foundation, the only institution in Seville that teaches this language. On this occasion, a full course format will be introduced from October to June with four levels: Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, Hebrew 3 and Hebrew 4.

Buddhist Reflections on the Hebrew Psalms: The McLeod Ganj Psalter RSV, Week 2 – Patheos

| September 6, 2022

Ken Ireland (Ken was Ivy League and Jesuit trained, and for some years a member of the Society of Jesus. He currently lives in Dharamshala. Kens a long time Zen practitioner and a friend

What Other Secrets Are Hidden in the Qumran Caves? – Israel Today

| September 6, 2022

(JNS) The Qumran caves in the Judean Desert have continued to yield amazing and unexpected treasures. To date, the following have been discovered: 1) The Dead Sea Scrolls, 2,000-year-old parchments containing most of the Hebrew Bible, 2) spices used in the making of Temple incense, 3) a jar of congealed but still viscous oil and 4) scrolls that describe the rules of a Jewish community that lived in the area, along with a great deal more. Hundreds of caves in the area have been surveyed.

God over war: Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are making a pilgrimage to Ukraine – EL PAS USA

| September 6, 2022

Shalev Levi fears heaven more than he fears Earth. He is a Haredi one of the God-fearing, as strictly Orthodox Jews are called in Hebrew and he has just checked in at Tel Avivs Ben Gurion airport, en route to Moldova, to then cross by road to Uman, in central Ukraine. There he will join more than a thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews who are already in the city to fulfill the annual tradition, started two centuries ago, of celebrating the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, at the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement

Gov. Wolf Announces $4.2 Million in Federal Funding to Protect Diverse Communities Targeted by Hate Crimes – pa.gov

| September 6, 2022

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has awarded $4.2 million in Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funding to dozens of nonprofits located in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanias diverse bounty of cultures are too often the targets of hate crimes, said Gov

Hackers leak information of 30,000 Israeli students and teachers – Ynetnews

| September 6, 2022

Hackers leaked on Monday the private information of 30,000 Israeli teachers and students and are putting records of an additional three million up for sale. The group, which goes by the moniker The Generous Thief, posted to its Telegram channel files containing first and last names, ID numbers, birth dates, home addresses, phone numbers, emails, and more

Painstakingly crafted, Torah scroll arrives on Bainbridge Island to celebration – Kitsap Sun

| September 6, 2022

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Displaying his congregations new Torah scroll, Rabbi Mendy Goldshmid takes great care to move it with reverence, to ease it open delicately, to keep it safe and secure. He points out the expert level of work that went into copying each of the 304,805 Hebrew characters that make up the text, the months it took a scribe to do the lettering by hand.


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