Shalom aleichem !!
You live in Israel.
Wd/ you try to get me the Pentateuch,
ea/ bk/ of Moses is published like
a tabloid newspaper;headlines, editorials,breaking news,&cet
laid out like a newspaper page
w/ many type fonts, on pulp-like paper.
Ea/ bk/ is covered w/ tan paper,
as is as large as a tabloid newspaper.
It was publ. in Israel decades ago, but
I'm hoping itz available.
Please call around & see.
Bookstores & teachers.
I appreciate any help.
I'll pay any expenses you incur
via international money order.
I'll also reciprocate by doing a
mitzvah for you in the U.S.
--family, friends, Lady GaGa photo
signed, 'To my one & only boychik'
...whatever -- if you locate that specially packaged
version of The 5 Books, or not.
Deal ?? Lemme know !!
Even tho' Lubavitch erects a giant iron
electric Menorah annually on the rolling White House lawn, they know, you know, & I know the festival Chhhhanukah izza considered a minor 'holiday' - & always was...like Purim.
[Purim/The only bk of the Tanach not mentioning God.]
To make Jewish kids feel more 'cheered up'- 'included'
schools put an electric menorah next to a mini-tinseled-goldem-angel-topped Christmas tree...set on the counter
in the main office of a public school. I remember this grades 7-12,
& a;so singing all the Christmas carols at auditorium assemblies
& if anything exposed me to great music as a wonderful part of life.
Christmas time I go to several churches - they know me well -
to hear Schubert, Mendelsohn, Bach, Handel, & cet in the joyous setting
they were meant to be heard - not the formally-stuffy concert hall.
The deep irony of schools displaying a menorah & Christmas tree
is that the symbol for this minor Jewish festival
izza Menorah--which is a MAJOR Jewish religious symbol--it pre-dates the
Mogen David aka Star of David, which geometric double-triangle was on the battle shields of David. 2x6 points = 12 tribes of Israel.
[EN PASSANT ~
[On Shabbat/Shabbos: Ea/ loaf of challah bread has 3 braids.
[2 loaves used Fri/nite + 2 loaves used Sat/=(3+3)+(3+3)=12 TRIBES.
The Menorah is a prominent part of the design on the massive iron gates of the Knesset in Jerusalem, Israel's parliament.
The Christmas tree/Tannenbaum/
is not a sanctified religious symbol.
It is not kosher for Christians.
[Ov cawz I use <kosher> metaphorically.
[I mean, that useage is IN the langwich
[Al Capone: Iz this Canadian boot-legged whiskey kosher??
[--i.e., izzit the pure, unadulterated, real stuff ??
[The metaphor goes back even further than Alphonse.
Back to the thread...
The geometric Cross, & the Crucifix
(Jesus on the Cross) are true religious
But I digress...
Try yr/ best to snag that pulp-tabloid-newspaper Pentateuch & I'll compensate
you for yr/ efforts, if you locate a set, or dont.
So consider it win-win for you.
I'm just delighted i have you as a contact in the Promised Land -which was
the name of the travel agency that first got us to Israel,
...when you cd/ still tour the Sinai, all the way down to the tip, to the sapphire colored waters washing the pristine white sands on the
beach of Sharm-el-sheikh.
Thank you kindly, again, for any help you can offer.
A Landsman / Lamont