Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features
The Torah belongs to all Jews and, indeed, to anyone who cares to learn and live its ways. But it is not transparent.
Proofreading the BibleAron Heller, Times of Israel. Using the Aleppo and Leningrad codices, Menachem Cohen has spent the last 30 years correcting textual errors in the Bible—and believes he has now produced the definitive edition.
The Fate of the Aleppo CodexRonen Bergman, New York Times. The medieval manuscript contains a warning to would-be thieves: “Cursed be he who steals it, and cursed be he who sells it.” One huge ransom and several international maneuvers later, about 200 pages are missing . . .