An eight-centimeter-square piece of the 1087-year-old Aleppo Codex Torah fragment was salvaged from a burning synagogue in Aleppo, Syria in 1947 wil be given this week to Jerusalem scholars.
The Aleppo synagogue in which the codex had been kept was burned down exactly 60 years ago by an enraged mob, following the United Nations decision to establish a Jewish state in Palestine.
Inscribed on both sides, it is one of the lost fragments of the codex, a copy of the Bible written in 920 C.E. in Tiberias by the scribe Shlomo Ben Buya'a, zs'l. The fragment has verse of Exodus chapter 8, including the words of Moshe Rabenu saying to Pharaoh: "Let my people go, that they may serve Me..."
A 20-foot section of Rome's ancient Aurelian Wall collapsed after days of heavy rain. About 15 metres of the wall crumbled onto a walkway that leads to the famed Arch of Titus and the Colosseum.
The night sky is serving as a canvas for a rare vista with one of the brightest comets in recent history streaking through the heavens -- It has unexpectedly brightened by one-million times almost overnight in the last couple of weeks and is visible with the naked eye.
Then the 7th window will open in the entire world, and its star is "kochav Yaakov", and this is the one about which Bilaam said "a star shoots forth from Yaakov", and this star will be luminous for 40 days and 40 nights. When Melech Hamoshiach will be revealed, and all the people of the world will be gathered to him, then the verse will be fulfilled which states (Yeshaya 11:10): "The root of Yishai, which stands as a banner for peoples, to him shall the nations inquire, and his peace shall be [with] honor."
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