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Limmud Vancouver takes place at the King David High School, 41st and Willow.
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Sunday, February 9 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Making Scents of the Torah
The Torah refers to perfumes and fragrance 58 times, including a recipe for ketoret in the book of Exodus, which comes with an admonition from G-d never to smell it on pain of excommunication. We will discuss and smell the 26 natural ingredients mentioned in the Hebrew Bible--things like Hyssop, Cistus, and Spikenard--and learn about the plants, where they grow, how they were used over the millennia not just for fragrance but for their pharmacological constituents. We'll see how essential oils are distilled from plant resins. No ketoret will be made.

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Barry Shell

Barry Shell is a freelance writer. He created www.science.ca, the top Google hit for Canadian science. He has four books, and has published in magazines and newspapers including the Globe and Mail and the New York Times. Originally from Winnipeg, Barry has a BSc in Organic Chemistry from Reed College in Portland, OR and an MSc in Resource Management Science from UBC. His book, "Sensational Scientists" profiling 24 of Canada's greatest... Read More →

Sunday February 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Downstairs Science Room King David High School