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A sacred craft: Torah repair

Levi Selwin uses a quill pen and special black ink made in Israel to repair the Hebrew letters on this Torah at the Herzl-Ner Tamid synagogue on Mercer Island on March 21. This Torah is more than 100 years old and probably originated in Germany. Old Torahs need to be repaired from time to time. Selwin, a scribe, or Sofer, from Miami, travels across the country to repair the old scrolls. The Torah contains The Five Books of Moses and is the central reference of Judaism.

Religion

Pittsburgh effort creates hijabs for dolls

PITTSBURGH - Gisele Fetterman, who started the Braddock Free Store and co-founded the excess food collection service 412 Food Rescue, goes to great lengths to instill values of egalitarianism in her three young children.

Religion

Keep it simple

Simple. I have little reminders in my house about keeping life simple, all because of my tendency to do the opposite. This time of year it’s rare for “simple” to be the operative word.

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St. John's uses Posada to anticipate Christmas

Episcopal church in Pascagoula passes statues of Mary and Joseph from home-to-home during Advent to symbolize a quiet waiting for Christmas.
Karen Nelson klnelson@sunherald.com
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St. John's uses Posada to anticipate Christmas

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Southern Baptist vote on Confederate battle flag

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A Living da Vinci's 'Last Supper'

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See the beauty of Nativity BVM's St. Joseph Day's altar