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Torah Scroll

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How is a Torah made? Learn about the special parchment, quill and ink that are used -- and about the scribe who puts it all together...
The black are the letters we see, while the white, the inverse space between the black, are the letters we don't see. Some souls, like the black letters of the Torah, have a clear purpose and focus. Others are more like the white letters...
A beautiful true tale of how the meandering path of a Torah scroll—and an act of kindness—comes full circle.
How to Do the Lifting of the Torah (Hagbah)
The conclusion of the public Torah Reading; how and why we lift the Torah; how to do "hagbah."
How to Get Called Up to the Torah
A clear explanation of the Torah Reading service in synagogue, how it works, and getting called up to the Torah for an aliyah.
One Year Later--Anniversary of the Mercaz Harav Shooting
Suddenly we became aware of the fact that the souls of these boys were here with us, as we danced with the Torahs dedicated to their memories. The room was electric with their presence.
Although it is not mentioned in the Talmud, the custom to fast after accidentally dropping a Torah scroll or tefillin has indeed been widespread for many hundreds of years. One of the earliest mentions of this practice is a responsa of Rabbi Israel of Bru...
Every year on the holiday of Simchat Torah, three different portions of the Torah are read during the morning service. a) V'zot Haberacha, the last portion of the Torah; b) the holiday maftir reading, discussing the day's Temple service; c) Bereishit, the...
The Torah scroll comes alive at Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Jewish Children’s Museum as visitors to the Chabad-Lubavitch institution watch the sacred item being written by a certified scribe and witness demonstrations of how all of the scribe’s implements are proces...
Question: For my son's Bar Mitzvah he received a portion of an old Torah scroll as a gift. The scroll, made of sheep skin, seems to be authentic but I'm concerned that it is wrong to possess such a holy object for the mundane purpose of being a collectabl...
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