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At the heart of a Jewish community is the synagogue. At the heart of the synagogue is the Aron Ha-qodesh, the ark. Inside it, there is a sefer Torah or Torah scroll. In Judaism, nothing is more precious and more treasured than a Torah scroll. Each Sabbath a portion of the Torah is read publicly. Every year, the rabbis read through the Torah in the synagogue. Even in the first century, the Jews read from the Torah each Sabbath. Luke wrote: “For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath” (Acts 15:21).
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This article first appeared in Ariel Magazine, Winter 2022 / Volume 1 / #41, pp 14-20. It has been republished here with permission by the copyright owner: Ariel Ministries USA, 11926 Radium St, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA. © 2022 by Ariel Ministries USA. All rights reserved.
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