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The Translation Of The Torah (Continued from last week)

12 Tevet 5772 – January 6, 2012
Ptolemy, King of Egypt, had requested of Elazar Kohen Gadol, that he send sages to his country to translate the Torah. Elazar complied by sending 72 sages. They were wined and dined and then the king put to them 72 questions, to test their wisdom.

The Translation Of The Torah

7 Tevet 5772 – January 2, 2012
King Ptolemy of Egypt had heard that the Jews possessed the Torah, the five books of Moshe, which contained much wisdom and excellent laws. He desired to have this Torah translated into Greek so that he, too, might learn its contents.

Shemayah and Avtalyon

9 Kislev 5772 – December 5, 2011
From the descendants of Sancherev, a heathen King of Ashur who attempted to destroy Yerushalayim, arose great teachers in Israel — Shemayah and Avtalyon.

G-d Raises The Lowly

19 Heshvan 5772 – November 16, 2011
Our Sages tell the story of a very rich man, who as he grew old began to worry about his future.

The Chassidim Of Germany

16 Heshvan 5772 – November 12, 2011
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the struggle between chassidim and their opponents, the misnagdim, reached its peak. In many cases, chassidim were barred from areas where the misnagdim were the majority. Certainly it was unheard of for a city to choose a chassidic adherent as its rav.

Torah Is The Greatest Treasure

5 Heshvan 5772 – November 2, 2011
The inhabitants of Simonia once came to Rav Yehuda HaNasi (also known as Rebbe) and asked him to recommend a scholar to serve as their rav, dayan, teacher and sofer. Rebbe sent them Levi ben Sisi.

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