See Elliot Woldson's first chapter in "Circle in the Square" (SUNY 1995) on "Female Imaging of the Torah: From Literary Metaphor to Religious Symbol", pp. 1-28.
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I am looking for source material linking totafot with headgear worn in ancient Egypt.
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Is there any discussion of the motif of Torah as bride of Israel since Barbara A. Holdrege published “The Bride of Israel: The Ontological Status of Scripture in the Rabbinic and Kabbalistic Traditions” in 1989?
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"Hi She'amda" (without the Vav) appears in Haggadot of Eretz Yisrael. See Safrai's book on the Haggadah for two versions.
A comparison with the firebombing of synagogues in the Boston inner-city neighborhood of Dorchester-Mattapan in 1970 (as part of a blockbusting drive) might be useful. There is literature on this episode, including The Death of an American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions.
by Hillel Levine and Lawrence Harmon.
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I also have some first-hand knowledge, having served as rabbi of Temple Beth Am (in the Rochester suburb of Henrietta) from 1982-86. I was surprised that the actual event was as early as 1970 as it was something many members were conscious of. I always remember it being attributed to mafia actions, perhaps to distract the police. I am still in touch with a few long-time Rochester residents who may have recollections to add.