The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

Looks Can Be…

Posted in Uncategorized by Juliet on November 17, 2010

This is a picture of the actual torah we will be reading from on December 18. It is Temple Adat Shalom's Holocaust torah.


It’s just a few short lines. It looks so teeny and simple (piece of cake!) when you look at it in this picture.

But hey, it’s Hebrew, whose written alphabet was jibberish to me just a few months ago, and since these lines are in the Torah scroll, they are written with no vowels and no punctuation.

Our class portion is Vayehei, and we are reading a portion of a portion, really. Then that is further divided into four parts. Louis timed Sybil (our star student) last night and it took her 1:04. Lorraine, who has a very challenging part which she is singing with all of the proper cantillation technique, clocked in at 1:46.

I’m still at “the length of time it takes me to make toast.”

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