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Brunch and Learn: History of Judaism 101

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Rabbi Yacov Weil showed visitors some of the Torahs, specially written scrolls containing the five books of Moses, at the Beth Israel Ohev Sholem synagogue. Hebrew is read from right to left. The Torah has no punctuation, so the person reading it needs to know the text by heart.

The congregation Beth Israel Ohev Sholem (CBIOS), Quebec City’s oldest Jewish community, offered the first of two lectures of its Brunch and Learn series on Nov. 12.