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While it may seem like an lengthy procedure, this project  is already underway in Israel by a Torah scribe named Sofer Shmuel. The dedicated work of a scribe is full of ancient traditions, not only in its precise calligraphy style, but also in the skill of copying another Our Project Image 1Torah scroll so as not to omit or add a single extra mark or letter. While a scribe must master more than 4000 laws before he is able to write a Torah, we as a community are able to undertake this commandment by carefully filling in letters he outlines for us. Sofer Shmuel will provide sections of Torah with 1000 letters in contour form only, ready for us to fill -- and thus fulfill -- the 613th mitzvah.
Our Project copy IIOnce these sections of parchment arrive, a second scribe,  Rabbi Moshe Druin, will guide us through filling in the remaining letters to create a completed Torah. Members of our Shir Ami  community will ink the individually-outlined letters so that the sixty-some pieces of parchment can be sewn together to create a unified scroll.

What could be more gratifying than the hands of a child writing a Torah that perhaps they will someday read from at their Bar or Bat Mitzvah?

 

 Rabbi Moshe Druin was ordained as a Rabbi and Scribe in New York. Today he is one of the premier Torah Project developers, serving congregations across the country and throughout the world by writing and restoring Torahs on site. Rabbi Druin is a renowned educator, lecturer and engaging storyteller. His ability to bring Torah to life excites audiences of all ages as he travels to Jewish communities worldwide, from India to Omaha.