Saturday, March 25, 2017

By Bread Alone


By Mel Melmelstein

Describes the horrors of life in the concentration camps. The title of the book is taken from the importance that bread symbolized in his life. Bread was the lifeline. It was filling and nourishing, and it also held a religious significance - bread was seen as the manna from heaven which was sent from God. In the camps, bread and shoes were key elements needed in order to survive. Bread was traded, savored, and treasured. In a 1991 TV movie "Never Forget," Leonard Nimoy portrayed Mel's ordeal in the camps

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Weekly Scripture Reading

For
Shabbat HaChodesh
The Shabbat of the New Month

 

Parashah: Vayakhel - "And Assembled” & Pekudei — “The Reckonings”

— Torah:
Exodus 35:1 – 38:20 & 38:21 – 40:38

Chazak! Chazak! Venischazeik! (Be strong! Be strong! And may we be strengthened!)

— Haftarah Shabbat HaChodesh: Ezekiel 45:16 — 46:18


From the fact that the commandment to observe the Shabbat precedes the building of the Mishkan, the sages concluded that labor is of value only if it can have a sacred as well as a secular purpose; otherwise, it is innately trivial - all our labor for the earthly things is just vanity and striving after wind...

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