The last commandment of the Torah is to write one’s own Sefer Torah. Today this is commonly done through buying a letter, chapter or portion in a joint Sefer Torah. It is written by a scribe who is specially ordained to write, and its laws are meticulous.
Re:Talmudic differences in counting letters and verses
This question is addressed at: chabad.org/1883118
Baruch Davidson Brooklyn
January 20, 2013
Talmudic differences in counting letters and verses
I would be curious to hear the Rabbi's comments on the differences in the location of the middle letter and words of the Torah between Talmudic scholars and modern Torah versions based on the Mesoratic text.
September 21, 2011
I love this series. The rabbi that does this is awesome.
David Emrich Elizabethtown, PA/USA
September 18, 2011
Indeed - an amazing testimony to the absolute importance of the text and the wonderful truth it contains.
Mr Mordechai Michaels
September 15, 2011
For Mr. Michaels
You are indeed correct that there are a small number of discrepancies in vowel letters. None of these, however, change the meanings of words. In Hebrew, a word can be spelled with all its vowels, or without--the meaning of the word does not change.
At any rate, a discrepancy of only 11 letters between communities worldwide in scrolls written by hand over a 3300 year history is certainly outstanding and testimony to the veracity of tradition.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
February 14, 2010
A very nice video. However not entriely accurate as there are differences in a Yemenite Torah scroll - 11 to be precise. Two of which are actual letter differences. Your commentator makes a point of saying that even they (who were disconnected) kept exactly the same text. This is not the case.