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  • Carbon Dating Confirms World's Oldest Torah Scroll

    06/01/2013 2:50:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | May 30, 2013 | By Diane Cole
    In 1889, an Italian librarian's faulty identification sentenced to archival obscurity an antique Torah scroll that has turned out to be the oldest complete such scroll in existence. This week, University of Bologna Professor Mauro Perani announced the results of carbon-14 tests authenticating the scroll's age as roughly 800 years old. The scroll dates to between 1155 and 1225, making it the oldest complete Torah scroll on record. Like all Torah scrolls, this one contains the full text of the five Books of Moses in Hebrew and is prepared according to strict standards for use during religious services. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------snip------------------ At...
  • Paula White's attorney denies that an Eddie Long-style 'coronation' will take place

    02/05/2012 12:32:34 AM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Florida Courier ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Florida Courier
    In a Saturday phone call to Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II, Daniel Beirute, attorney for Florida-based televangelist Paula White, denied that White would be 'coronated' as was Bishop Eddie Long in a widely ridiculed ceremony that went viral on Youtube. "The allegation stated in your article, that 'Rabbi Ralph Messer is … coming to New Destiny Christian Center … to make Paula White a ‘queen’ during a Super Bowl Sunday service' is entirely false," Beirute wrote in a later email. "There is not a single shred of truth in it, and we cannot fathom where such ridiculous fantasy...
  • Torah scroll dedication held in memory of (Columbia astronaut) Ilan Ramon

    10/15/2003 1:00:16 PM PDT · by anotherview · 4 replies · 217+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 15 October 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Oct. 15, 2003 Torah scroll dedication held in memory of Ilan Ramon By JPOST.COM STAFF Israel's first astronaut Ilan Ramon Photo: AP A Torah Scroll dedication ceremony took place in Yad Vashem Wednesday in honor Israel's first astronaut, Colonel Ilan Ramon. The Torah scroll will be kept in Yad Vashem. The Torah scroll was presented to Ramon's widow Rona by a New York donor, and will be carried by IDF soldiers and officers visiting concentration camps in Poland under the auspices of the annual "Witnesses in Uniform" program, the IDF Spokesperson reported. Astronauts Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana...