Monday, April 24, 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

April 22 / Aviv 26, 5777

Parashah: Shemini - "Eighth Day"

— Torah:
(Vayikra) Leviticus 9:1 — 11:47

— Haftarah:
II Samuel 6:1 — 7:17

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This week's Parashah speaks about obedience to God. Regardless how well intentioned are our actions, or our deeds, in serving God, they pale in comparison with obedience to Him. God, first and foremost, wants us to listen to Him and to do what He asks us to do. All our good intentions are just dirty rags – “all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment” says the prophet Yeshayahu 64:6. “The road to perdition is paved with good intentions,” goes the saying...

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