Friday, April 9, 2010

Parshat Shemini and me

As I recently learned there's a chance I am a descendant of Moses' brother, Aaron (my maternal grandfather being the most recent direct-male descendant in my line) - I found the below video more relevant. If Aaron is an ancestor, it's an animated song of a tragedy in my family's history.

G-dcast provides an animated synopsis of the weekly Torah portion, and Parshat Shemini is the weekly portion that will be read in Synagogues across the world this Shabbat. (Parshat is the Hebrew word for 'portion,' and Shemini is the Hebrew word for 'eighth.' The name of each Torah portion is just the first distinctive word in the section, and has no significance beyond that.)

Parshat Shemini from

More Torah cartoons at

1 comment:

Marian B. Wood said...

Hi John,

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As a recipient of the Ancestor Approved Award, please list ten things you have learned about any of your ancestors that has surprised, humbled, or enlightened you and then pass the award along to ten other bloggers who you feel are doing their ancestors proud.

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