Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Torah

Torah?
Torah scroll but not a real one because it was not hand-written by a scribe.
True, believe it or not: This "Torah" was made in China!
A kosher Torah and team of rabbis. On the right is Herman E. Schaalman of Chicago, my Rabbi, teacher, spiritual father since 1961. Toda (thank you), dear Rabbi!

6 comments:

reader Wil said...

That's interesting: a Torah from China! How is the situation there, is there freedom of religion? The Torah is handled with more care and dignity than our bibles, although I handle any book with care. I remember though that when I was young I highlighted certain verses from the Bible, because I found them very important or beautiful. This will not happen with the Torah!!

Dina said...

Yes, it is always a special feeling and honor to hold a real Torah scroll in the synagogue.
Hmm, when I wrote this post, I never even thought about the possibility of Jewish communities still in China. I was thinking more, Oh no--a Torah printed in China?--just one more Made in China thing to sell to the Westerners. Will have to research your question.

nonizamboni said...

Dina--do you know Rabbi Pickholtz at Bay Shul in Buffalo Grove? My daughter studied there for a couple of years before leaving for med school. He had a wonderful family of boys!

Musings said...

I thought I read somewhere that there were Jews living in China as well? Is this the cutest little boy ever?

Dina said...

Musings--Well, yeah, OK, he is.
Noni--No, sorry, didn't know that rabbi. I lived on the North Side in the city of Chicago until 1968.

Rhea said...

Cute, cute kiddo in the photos! Very cool Torah