Monday, May 22, 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

May 20 / Iyar 24, 5777

Parashah: Behar (on Mount) & Bechukotai (My decrees)

— Torah:
(Vayikra) Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2 & 26:3 – 27:34

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

— Haftarah:
Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14

In the evening count Omer 40


SHEMITTAH - the Sabbatical year, and YOVEL - the Jubilee year, teach that true joy of life comes when man stops striving for material gain in favor of spiritual growth. It teaches that the source of physical sustenance, as well as the spiritual one, is not the world but God. He is the provider of everything man needs, physically and spiritually...

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