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Eight Chanukah Treasures

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During the times of the Chashmonaim, many people traveled by ship. Not all ships arrived safely, some sank at sea. And many wrecks are still on the sea bottom, just waiting for us. Grab your scuba equipment! Don’t expect to see an intact ship lying there. Some materials, such as wood and food, disintegrate over time. But other materials, such as pottery, glass, and coins, are still

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch, director of Brooklyn’s Living Torah Museum, explains that ancient coins are “talking coins” because they teach us history. Most coins have a picture of the country’s king minted on them, along with the king’s name. Rabbi Deutsch speaks 11 ancient languages, so he can read our coins and tell us whose picture we are looking at. Coins also have picture of objects important to that time period. Let’s peek at Rabbi Deutsch’s fascinating coin collection.


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