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The Torah Crown Meaning

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The Scrolls of the Law that contain the Five Books of Moses are a central part of the Jewish faith and the synagogue. These holy scrolls, handwritten on parchment according to centuries old traditions and laws are the center of Jewish worship, holy and revered.

The Torah Crown is the oldest recorded Torah ornament, first mentioned by medieval Jewish theologian, rabbi and scholar Rabbi Hai Sherira in the 11th century CE.

The original Torah crowns derived from the ancient custom of crowning the individual who was called up to read the final portion of the Torah during the Simchat Torah festival.

 

 

 

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Recovery Of The Galilee Boat

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When the boat sank, some 2,000 years ago, it began filling up with silt until much of its lower hull was encapsulated in a packed-mud time bubble, which slowed down the setting in of decay. However, the damaged inner cells of the wood had decayed and been replaced with water. Even when the boat appeared to be well preserved, the timber was in fact soft and spongy.

Excavation efforts concentrated on extricating the boat in one piece. The major problem confronting the excavators from the start was the need to protect the timber from drying, which would have led to shrinkage and deformation. 

 

 

 

 

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The Discovery Of The Ancient Galilee Boat

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In mid January 1986 during a dramatic drop in The Sea Of Galilee's water due to severe droughts that had left the area dry, Moshe and Yuval Lufan two brothers and fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar, were walking along the west shore when they discovered the outlines of a boat buried in the mud. 

The vessel had been buried in and protected by the seabeds sediments, encasing it in an anaerobic state and protecting it from bacteria and decay.

The Lufan brothers notified the Israel Antiquities Authority and an exciting marathon archaeological excavation commenced. The fragile ancient boat was carefully extracted from the mud. 

 

 The Discovery Of The Ancient Galilee Boat

 

 

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The Story Of The Ancient Galilee Boat

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This is the story of the dicovery, excavation and conservation of the Ancient Galilee boat. Moshe and Yuval Lufan, brothers and fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar, discovered the boat buried in the mud on the west shore of the Sea Of Galilee in an area which is normally underwater, drought and a receding shoreline had left this area dry. The discovery of the boat rocked the archaeological and spiritual world. Never before had such a complete ancient vessel been found so complete.

Through scientific dating, the ancient boat was positively dated to the First Century C.E. Once the boat was positively dated to the time of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

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The Untold Story Of Tiberias

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Tiberias is named after the Roman emperor. It was established in 20 A.D by Herod's son, Herod Antipas. Here the Jewish residents aided the Christians in their struggle against the Byzantines. During the Crusader Period there were many Christians here. In recent times,the city has had a comeback for religious Judaism.

 

 

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The Sea Of Galilee.

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The Sea of Galilee, which is technically a lake referred to as a sea merely for historical reasons, is a large freshwater lake in Israel. It is approximately 53 km in circumference, about 21 km long, and 13 km wide. It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth..

 

 

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Feeding the Multitudes

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Feeding the multitude is a term used to refer to two separate miracles of Jesus reported in the Gospels.
he first miracle, "the Feeding of the 5,000", is the only miracle (apart from Jesus' resurrection) which is recorded in all four canonical Gospels.....

 

 

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Capernaum

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The discovery of coins and pottery at the site suggests that it was built in the late 4th century. Some believe that it was erected in the 2nd or 3rd century. In the synagogue. the main prayer hall features a Roman facade and column with a Greek inscription....

 

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