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A Roanoke Synagogue welcomed a special guest Sunday He's called a scribe, or "Sofer" in Hebrew. Today he visited the Beth Israel Synagogue to help with the preservation of the Torah Scroll, a handwritten version of the five books of Moses. The...
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ReporterHe's called a scribe, or "Sofer" in Hebrew. Today he visited the Beth Israel Synagogue to help with the preservation of the Torah Scroll, a handwritten version of the five books of Moses. The Torah Scroll is rolled up around two wooden shafts and is often...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Israel, Torah, Judaism
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- A man and woman are facing charges after police say they tried to smuggle drugs into the Amherst jail hidden in a Bible. Media outlets reported Tuesday that investigators seized the Bible and found the drugs last week. Amherst...
Multimedia JournalistA rare and very special exhibit is on display at the Liberty University Art Gallery. The Green Collection is an exhibit is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. There are 55 items on display and you’ll...
Multimedia JournalistHundreds of porch lights will be dark on Halloween, because thousands of people have chosen church over trick or treating. More than one-thousand people at New Testament Church in Vinton will not be celebrating Halloween. Instead, they say they're...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate Agriculture Committees laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink food aid and alter the way people qualify for it. The two...
ReutersCAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians are getting gloomier about their country's future more than two years after an uprising toppled Hosni Mubarak, but most retain a favorable view of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, according to a poll released on Thursday. Egypt'...
Eric Dulis with the Breitbart blog passes this along: Channel miniseries The Bible and it left you wanting more, take heart! The cable phenomenon has its own book adaptation. It's called A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV...
Jiminy Cricket! The notion of allowing your children to use swear words — in certain controlled settings, when they are old enough — provokes heated response. I know, because I suggested that very notion in this column a few weeks ago and...
If a thief robs by violence, swears falsely and then confesses his guilt, the Torah tells us that he is liable to return the value of the object plus an additional one-fifth to the plaintiff. (Numbers 5:6, 7) If, however, the plaintiff dies leaving no...
"And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Bible
It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
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