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Children Take Active Part in New Torah Celebrations

February 28, 2008
In a relatively new trend, Chabad-Lubavitch centers worldwide are taking the opportunity of a Torah-writing celebration to involve children as well as their parents. The idea is to make the Torah a part of children’s lives by letting them take an active role in the creation of a Torah scroll.
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At first glance, the long hours that a ritual scribe spends writing a Torah scroll letter by letter would seem to indicate it’s quite a boring profession. At a recent event celebrating the writing of a new scroll for the Chabad Center for Jewish Discovery in New York City, organizers let children participate in hands-on activities to learn exactly what goes into the process. According to those involved, the kids had a great time.
At first glance, the long hours that a ritual scribe spends writing a Torah scroll letter by letter would seem to indicate it’s quite a boring profession. At a recent event celebrating the writing of a new scroll for the Chabad Center for Jewish Discovery in New York City, organizers let children participate in hands-on activities to learn exactly what goes into the process. According to those involved, the kids had a great time.

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