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Most of the rules about meat, including the ban on pork, are stipulated in the Torah.
Judeo-Spanish — also known as Ladino — mixes 16th-century Spanish, Hebrew, Turkish and other languages.
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Next Torah Portion
In this Torah portion, God appoints Aaron and his sons as priests. God describes the priestly clothing and explains how to properly sanctify the priests. Aaron is commanded to make incense offerings to God every morning on an altar. God explains that once a year Aaron will make an offering on that altar to atone for all of the Israelites’ sins.
ALL ABOUT KING DAVID
Son of King David, builder of the temple, author of three biblical works and the wisest of men, Solomon looms large in Jewish tradition — and beyond.
The mighty warrior and sweet singer slew Goliath, stole the throne, and conquered Jerusalem—and that’s just a start!
King David’s wife and King Solomon’s mother came on the scene because of David’s wandering gaze.
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National pride and unity are important, but it is ethical behavior that makes a people worthy of divine favor.
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