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Old 05-23-2019, 04:35 PM
 
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Who!...Who would just leave behind the Torahs?...

I don't imagine that any Sifrei Torah were simply left behind. Most likely they were placed in respectful storage while awaiting a new home. My synagogue owns more than one Torah, so I suppose it was just a matter of deciding who gets an additional Torah from a synagogue that's no longer in use.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:59 AM
 
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No, no one left behind their Torah.
https://worldchannel.org/episode/arf...are-jews-here/
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:36 AM
 
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No, no one left behind their Torah.
https://worldchannel.org/episode/arf...are-jews-here/

I've started watching this, and I've bookmarked it so I can finish it later. It's sad to see these wonderful communities growing smaller, but also uplifting to see how our people nevertheless adapt and carry on as best we can. This movie makes me want to move to one of those small communities.



Thanks so much, Coney, for finding this gem!
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:12 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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I mean, even if you didn't happen to find it disturbing that a couple would use a mikvah as a co-ed hot tub, what kind of archaeologist would treat an ancient site like that?

Archaelogy in pop culture is nothing like real archaelogy

Movie archaelogist - OMG, that is the ring of the pharoah! We must go in quest of the crown of the pharoah, the greatest piece of ancient beauty!

Real archaelogist - that is claimed to be the ring of the pharoah, but actual location, context, etc are needed to even begin to evaluate the claim. For it to add to understanding we need the exact lat, long, depth, soil conditions, any nearby pottery to help dating, etc. Out of context it is of minimal scientific interest.

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