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A Former Catholic Dances With the Torah

by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, for The Wall Street Journal

Published on Oct 12, 2020

For Jews, the people of the book, sacred text is more than law; it is our friend.

This coming Shabbat, Shabbat Bereishit, the "Sabbath of Beginning," is when the story of creation is read in synagogues around the world. In this past Friday's Wall Street Journal, Rabbi Soloveichik explained why Jews are so excited by the opportunity to read a text that they have seen so many times, and why, during the current pandemic, the Bible is more important than ever.

 

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