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Jewish Community of Edinburgh University Celebrate Completion Of First Ever Torah Scroll

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:01 am
Posted by Chabad on Campus

The Jewish community of Edinburgh completed and welcomed a Torah scroll -- Judaism's most sacred object -- with a unique and celebratory ceremony on March 19 at Chabad on Campus at Edinburgh University.

More than 100 students, faculty and community members were in attendance as an expert ritual scribe inked the final letters of the magnificent scroll, as done 3,300 years ago for the very first time by Moses. Following the completion of the Torah, the community joyously danced with the sacred scroll, which is the first one in Scotland ever dedicated to Jewish students.

An authentic Torah scroll is a mind-boggling masterpiece of labor and skill. Comprising between 62 and 84 sheets of parchment-cured, tanned, scraped and prepared according... ( Read More » )


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