Welcome

Welcome to the UNJS. The Union of Nazarene Jewish Synagogues is now providing this site as a common focal point for community leaders to share ideas across the community on an international basis. Often, the drash of a local rabbi is locked away in a local community. This forum gives opportunity to bring those teachings to a larger base. Also, this forum helps pull the community together.

The Sages have said:

In the Code of Jewish Law1 it is written that a Torah scroll should be held in one's right arm (and rested on the right shoulder). This applies even if the one holding the Torah is left-handed. There are two verses that allude to this idea:1) "From His right hand was a fiery Law for them" -- Deuteronomy 33:2. The Torah was given from G‑d's right hand, as it were, and we therefore hold it in our right hand, too.2) "And His right hand will embrace me" -- Song of Songs 2:6. G‑d embraces us with His right hand, and we, in turn, embrace His holy Torah with our right hand.

Rabbi Yisroel Cotlar