Ts-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3318 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
I just said what above as a jocke,a black jocke i recognize,but i wasn't drunk,really,drinking is forbidden to me !!!
EGGD,i am not Jewish,and i just had something to check in this first divine book,and i thought that the users here could be of help,maybe others like Toda Reisinger or LY744 or...could have an idea !!!
It is strange not to found a sacred divine book in a Jewish home,every muslim has at least a copy of Quran at home !!!
While you won't find a Torah itself in the typical Jewish homes, you'll find its writings in various languages and translations in printed text editions. The reason is because of the expense and value of atrue Torah scroll. The scroll is prepared by a specially trained scribe, on the treated skin of a kosher animal. The pen is a quill made from the feather of a kosher bird. Thw writing process is very long and difficult, mistakes are a serious concern. If the scribe incorrectly writes one of the names of G-d, the scroll is ruined. Once finished, the pieces are sewn together, the wooden rollers are attached and the Torah is dressed in its finery, usually some silk and gold coverings. Needless to say this can take a very long time.
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2024 times:
If that question is directed at me, I'm afraid I haven't studied the Jewish texts since my Bar Mitzvah, and my current source is a sole copy of "Jewish Literacy" by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, a rather large and complete text that tells you practically everything about Judaism. I've never owned any copies of the Torah or Tanach, and think now might be a good time to start.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
Indeed, if you want to go to your ordinary bookstore, I don't know if you will find a book version of the Torah. I recieved as a gift a hardbound set of five books, where there was the Hebrew on the left, English translation on the right, and commentary on the bottom. Each book was one of the five of the Torah. For my Bar Mitzvah I also recieved a copy of the Tanach, it is on big f*ing book
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1999 times:
Oh, found a full copy of the tanach in Hebrew and English on amazon.com for only $40, it'll be here in a few days. Wish I paid more attention in Hebrew classes way back during elementary, 6 years of the langueage and I can only read a few prayers and say "shalom".
If you actually get a copy of the Tanakh you will find the books in a different order than in the Christian Old Testament. In the Christian Bible the books are in relative chronological order; in the Jewish Tanakh they are grouped as above.