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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.

The Sefer Torah

The Sefer Torah

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The Sefer Torah

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.
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Baruch Davidson Brooklyn January 22, 2013

Re:Talmudic differences in counting letters and verses This question is addressed at: chabad.org/1883118 Reply

Anonymous 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.

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David Emrich Elizabethtown, PA/USA September 21, 2011

Jewish TV I love this series. The rabbi that does this is awesome. Reply

Mr Mordechai Michaels September 18, 2011

Sefer Torah Indeed - an amazing testimony to the absolute importance of the text and the wonderful truth it contains. Reply

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman 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. Reply

Mr. Mordechai Michaels February 14, 2010

Sefer Torah 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. Reply

Anonymous Las Vegas, Nevada October 19, 2006

The Torah Oustanding Video and History Reply