Monthly Archives: December 2017

Vayehi – Thoughts on the Perasha

There are traditions and laws handed down from generation to generation on how a Sefer Torah is written. It is customary that between every Perasha there is always a space of a line and between Humashim (books) there are several lines of space. In Perashat Vayehi, there is no space at all. It continues on […]

THE FESTIVAL OF HANUKKAH-Selected laws & Customs of Aleppo Jewry

THE FESTIVAL OF HANUKKAH By Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D. The miracle of Hanukkah occurred approximately 22 centuries ago. When the Greek-Hellenistic Empire ruled over Israel. Antiokhos the Governor, decreed that no Jew be allowed to practice the Missvot of the Torah. This decree meant that the Jews would not be able to keep Shabbat, eat […]