After ten years of marriage, it became clear that neither of Naomi's sons could conceive with their wives and for that reason, wrote Bialik, they died of sorrow and grief. Naomi returned home, as written in the Biblical story, but in this account, Orpah and Ruth both went with her, not just Ruth.
One of the greatest projects on the internet that has helped me in my studies is the Ben-Yehudah Project. It shares poems and stories from famous Israeli and Jewish authors. One of the stories that I've just learned recently is called the Scroll of Orpah.
It's been almost 870 years since one of the most important books in Judaism was written. The days were when there tension between Christianity and Islam and the Jewish people were spread all around the ancient world, from Babylon to Spain.
If you find yourself a Jewish community anywhere around the world, you will certainly find a few specific things: a synagogue, a Jewish cemetery, a kosher restaurant/supermarket and a special vault where people can dispose of sacred books and writings that can no longer be used. This vault is called a genizah - גְּנִיזָה.
One of the most important questions that are still waiting for an answer is: where is all the treasure of the the first and the second Temple? I think that the people who looked for this treasure almost believed that they were close to finding it, in 1952 in the third cave of Qumran a scroll that is made from copper (Hebrew:נחושת -nehcoshet) was found.
If the end is near, as the members of the sect thought, they must be prepared for the day of this war. For that reason some rules were written and their name was the Serech (Hebrew: סרך).
The important point in any war plan is that this war shall be held only on the day that The Lord will command and the people should fight, the sons of Light, will do it according to the commandments of the Torah.
One of the most important scrolls that were found in Qumran or what we call the Dead Sea scrolls is the War Scroll. Another name of this Scroll is the war of the sons of Light against the sons of Darkness. This scroll was one of the seventh scrolls that were found in the first cave and it was purchased by Professor Sukenik for the use of the Hebrew University.
The Seven laws of Noah (Hebrew:שבע מצוות בני נח) are 7 moral laws for the non Jews.
Unlike the 10 commandments, the laws are all prohibitions. However, these laws point out what the good and true path should be. Every person on the face of the earth can use these laws as the basis of his spiritual, moral and pragmatic life.
The Book of Judith (Hebrew: ספר יהודית) is apocryphal text which never made it into the Hebrew Biblical canon. The term Apocrypha means "things hidden away". The book was first found in the Septuagint .
Judith herself is not mentioned in the Old Testament. It is believed that the Book was originally written in Greek. The book begins with a date: "the twelfth year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar".