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The Journey of a Sefer Torah

Rochel Gross

The last mitzvah mentioned in the Torah is a very special mitzvah that not many Jews can fulfill. Why? One of the reasons is because it costs a lot of money. Writing a Sefer Torah can easily cost around $50,000! Why is it so expensive? Join me as we follow the long journey of creating a Sefer Torah.

 

On the Job: Yaakov and Malky Primak — Florists

Margie Pensak

Tucked away in Studio 102, on Randall Avenue, in Maryland, Baltimore, is a floral shop — Centerpieces & More. Its enthusiastic owners, husband and wife team, Yaakov and Malky Primak, love creating their unique, one-of-a-kind creations for any and all occasions. Join me as I speak to Mr. and Mrs. Primak in their shop, while enjoying the colorful array of flowers and the heavenly scent of Paradise.

 

Zeidy Zakon: A Visit to a Torah Center

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Well, everybody, where do you think we’re going this time? South, no north, let’s go west! I’ll tell you what, let’s meet in the middle. Where’s the middle, Zeidy ? What a question — the middle is in the center. We’re going to Bnei Brak located … In Eretz Yisrael’s center!

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Drop the Nagging
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Trying Our Patience
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Redeeming Factor
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