The two boxes each contain four sections of the Torah inscribed on parchment.These passages cite: (a) The Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) - pronouncing the Unity of The One G-d.I have a slightly different perspective on the issue.I believe that the geulah will come only when the entire nation of Israel stops putting on tefillin every day. The impetus for this mailing comes from a verse I found in King Solomon's Song of Songs when I was on an airplane travelling to New York.The other box (the "Head Tefillin") is placed upon the head, above the forehead, so as to rest upon the cerebrum.In this manner our attention is directed to the head, heart and hand.Though I had seen various verses brought by Karaite scholars as proof texts against tefillin, (Karaites do not wear tefillin and consider them to be an invention of the Pharisees), I did not remember seeing this one.(As it turns out, this was one of the common verses quoted, but I did not realize it at the time, so it was nice to have my own Karaite "hidush", short-lived as it was.) The verse is as follows: "Who is this who comes up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?
Often considered the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century, the Dead Sea Scrolls have received intense academic scrutiny by archaeologists, religious scholars and epigraphers alike over the past 60 years.
The thousands of fragments of Biblical text that comprise the Dead Sea Scrolls have shed light on the origins of early Christian thought, the development of the Hebrew Bible and the history of Judaic beliefs from the third century B. After discovering a new Dead Sea Scroll text by conducting a CT scan on a phylactery from Qumran, Ariel University scholar Yonatan Adler began to look for additional Interested in the history and meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls?
The scroll fragments were hidden in ancient phylacteries, or scroll fragments containing excerpts from Exodus and Deuteronomy have been uncovered at Qumran, and some of the phylactery texts that have been opened include different spellings from the traditional Biblical text.
The discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls in a remote Judean Desert cave in 1947 is widely considered the greatest archaeological event of the twentieth century.
Bedouin treasure hunters and archaeologists ultimately found the remains of hundreds of ancient scrolls.