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Dedication of Torah Scroll

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The dedication of a new Torah scroll is traditionally celebrated with great festivity. This article is a basic guide to the traditional induction ceremony.
A Hachnasat Sefer Torah is the celebration that centers around the dedication of new Torah scroll.
This week, for maybe the first time in my adult life, I attended a Hachnasat Sefer Torah that affected me deeply, in ways I could not have imagined beforehand.
More than a family Sefer Torah
In welcoming remarks to the Jewish Women’s Retreat in Toronto (2015), Jodi Ganz recounts the inspiring story of how a family birthday celebration turns into something much bigger than ever expected.
When you donate a Torah scroll, whenever it is read, wherever it is read, it is done so in your merit.
Sunday was a landmark day. A family on our street dedicated a new Torah in memory of their patriarch, and we had a great time dancing and singing as the new scroll was welcomed to its new home. A Torah scroll is handwritten and can take a year to complete...
The dedication of a new Torah scroll is always a cause for celebration. But for the small yet proud Jewish community in South Korea, just such a dedication Sunday meant so much more.
Should a family donate a Sefer Torah in memory of a loved one?
Dear Rabbi, At the Shabbat table last week my friend told me that years ago her family purchased a Torah scroll for the synagogue we go to, in memory of her beloved mother. Once a year that Torah scroll is removed from the ark and read from. She explained...
26 Tishrei, 5748 • October 19, 1987 & 30 Tishrei, 5748 • October 23, 1987
The Rebbe participates in the celebration of completing a Torah scroll from Israel.
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