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A Bible verse can never lose its literal sense, interpret it as you will.

  - Talmud , ShabbatTopics: Torah/Bible/Tanach
Our Holy Scriptures are not only a religious book, but the foundation of our literature, our language and our history, and the sole source of them.

  - Rav Tza'irTopics: history books Torah/Bible/Tanach
We have guarded the Book for thousands of years and it has guarded us.

  - David Ben-GurionTopics: history Israel Torah/Bible/Tanach
There is no religious command that has such instant effect as that concerning charity.

  - PlantaviusTopics: charity Torah/Bible/Tanach
Three things have charm: a place to its residents, a woman to her husband, a bargain to its customer, and some say, also, the Torah to its students.

  - Talmud, SotaTopics: women business and money Israel marriage Torah/Bible/Tanach
Who occupies himself with the needs of the community is as though he occupies himself with Torah.

  - Talmud Yerushalmi, BerakhotTopics: charity Torah/Bible/Tanach government
The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone.

  - Psalms/Tehillim 118:22Topics: Torah/Bible/Tanach
There are three crowns: of Torah, of priesthood, and of royalty; but the crown of a good name surpasses all three.

  - Avot 4:13Topics: Torah/Bible/Tanach wisdom
As earnestly as David prayed that he should not fall into Saul's hands, so prayed he that Saul fall not into his.

  - Yalkut Shim'oniTopics: Israel justice and law Torah/Bible/Tanach
No man who practises deceit shall live within my house.

  - Psalms/Tehillim 101:7Topics: justice and law Torah/Bible/Tanach
Not the expounding of the Law is the important matter but the doing of it.

  - Avot 1:17Topics: Torah/Bible/Tanach
Faith is the essence of Torah.

  - Mivchar HapeninimTopics: faith Torah/Bible/Tanach
The fear of the Lord is pure and abides for ever.

  - Psalms (Tehillim) 19:10Topics: faith Torah/Bible/Tanach
No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the Lord.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 21:30Topics: faith Torah/Bible/Tanach wisdom
God is a true unity without any parts whatever.

  - RambamTopics: Torah/Bible/Tanach
The Creator, blessed be He, is He that knows, and what is known and knowledge itself, all in one.

  - RambamTopics: knowledge Torah/Bible/Tanach science
Where is God? In the heart of every man that seeks Him.

  - The Prince and the HermitTopics: Torah/Bible/Tanach
God is everywhere and everything.

  - Abraham Dov LebensohnTopics: Torah/Bible/Tanach science
A religious act is more acceptable when it is performed at the right time.

  - Talmud, PesachimTopics: Torah/Bible/Tanach
Without Hebrew there is no Torah, and without Torah no Jew.

  - Peretz SmolenskinTopics: Torah/Bible/Tanach
For the Jews the advantage of Hebrew over other languages is that it is the natural garment of Judaism.

  - Achad Ha'amTopics: Israel Torah/Bible/Tanach
Who denies idolatry is as one that avows the Torah entire.

  - Talmud, KiddushinTopics: Torah/Bible/Tanach
Beloved is Man who was created in the Divine image.

  - Avot 3:14Topics: love Torah/Bible/Tanach science
The Jew, by virtue of his origin, will always belong to Judaism, even if he or his ancestors changed their faith.

  - Moses HessTopics: Israel Torah/Bible/Tanach
The highest test for the Jewish State will be in its spirit, in its loyalty to the great purposes of the Prophets as they envisioned for the end of days.

  - David Ben-GurionTopics: Israel Torah/Bible/Tanach
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