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Sunday, March 6 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Tales of The Inverted Nuns (Numbers 10:35-36)

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In the Torah, the text of Numbers 10:35-­36 is surrounded by two unique characters called 'inverted nuns' in Rabbinic literature. These markings are unique to this and no other Torah text. The history of the various graphic representations of these marks and how their inclusion in the torah has been rationalized, interpreted designed and explained over several thousand years is an intriguing tale of Jewish history and creative rabbinic interpretation. While we've been taught to believe that our Torah scroll has never changed, the history of the graphic design of these 'inverted nuns' tells us that with Rabbinic approval and participation it has changed and evolved.

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Sholom Eisenstat

Sholom is retired from a career in Jewish and public education. He began his career teaching Tanach and Jewish Studies in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Upon return to Toronto, he taught at USDS, CHAT and the Harbourfront Computer Centre. After some years in business he returned to teaching... Read More →


Sunday March 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
L3

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