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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

Founder of ADRABA, Retired Educator
Sholom grew up in Toronto with some time spent in Jerusalem, Montreal, and Winnipeg. He graduated from Jewish Day School and got several degrees in Jewish Studies and Education at McGill in Montreal. His MA focussed on the History of Jewish Interpretation of the Torah - Parshanut... Read More →

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