As the Torah is sungfollowing the often dense text is aided by a yad "hand"a metal or wooden hand-shaped pointer that protects the scrolls by avoiding unnecessary contact of the skin with the parchment. In some traditions the Torah is housed in an ornamental wooden case.
They are treated as respected texts, but not anywhere near the level of sacredness accorded a Sefer Torah, which is often a major possession of a Jewish community. If the ink from too many letters is lost, a Torah scroll is no longer used. A kosher Sefer Torah should be written on gevil.
As described in the Book of Samuelthis event was marked by dancing and the playing of musical instruments. Production[ edit ] A sterling silver Torah case.
A set of sterling silver finials rimmonim are used to decorate the top ends of the rollers. Ingredients used in making ink for Hebrew scrolls today. Producing a sefer Torah fulfills one of the commandments.
According to halakhaa sefer Torah is a copy of the formal Hebrew text of the Torah hand-written on gevil or klaf forms of parchment see below by using a quill or other permitted writing utensil dipped in ink. If the name of God is written in error, the entire page must be cut from the scroll and a new page added, and the page written anew from the beginning.
A Sefer Torah written on duchsustos is not kosher.
A completed Sefer Torah is treated with great honor and respect. This ornamentation does not constitute worship of the Sefer Torah, but is intended to distinguish it as sacred and holy, as the living word of God.
See for example the Mishnah Berurah on the subject. It is a mitzvah for every Jewish male to either write or have written for him a Sefer Torah. The basis for this practice is a Talmudic teaching that whoever corrects one letter in a Torah scroll earns the same merit as one who writes an entire Torah scroll.
Inside the sanctuary[ edit ] Dancing with the new Torah scroll and other Torah scrolls in a synagogue in Amona When the procession nears the synagogue, yeshiva, or other destination, the other Torah scrolls that are already housed in the ark of the sanctuary are removed and carried outside to "welcome" the new scroll; then all the scrolls are carried inside together.
While not in use it is housed in the Torah ark Aron Kodesh or Hekhalwhich in its turn is usually veiled by an embroidered parochet curtain as it should be according to Exodus Whenever the scroll is opened to be read it is laid on a piece of cloth called the mappah.
The housing has two rollers, each of which has two handles used for scrolling the text, four handles in all. This practice has its source in the escorting of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalemled by King David.
Very strict rules about the position and appearance of the Hebrew alphabet are observed.
The donor of the scroll, family members, friends, and other honorees take turns carrying the Torah scroll during the procession. The Sofer was from the Sharabi family There are three types of specially processed animal skin or parchment: The fidelity of the Hebrew text of the Tanakhand the Torah in particular, is considered paramount, down to the last letter: In the Mizrachi and Romaniote traditionsthe Sefer Torah is generally not robed in a mantle, but rather housed in an ornamental wooden case which protects the scroll, called a "tik".A Sefer Torah (Hebrew: ספר תורה ; "Book of Torah" or "Torah scroll"; plural: ספרי תורה Sifrei Torah) is a handwritten copy of the Torah, the holiest book in Judaism.
It must meet extremely strict standards of production. The cost of writing a Torah scroll is estimated at USD$30, to $,  The finished Torah scroll is used during prayer services in a synagogue or other sanctuary, such as that of a yeshiva, rabbinical college, university campus, nursing home, military base, or other institution.
The advantage of commissioning a Torah Scroll and being involved in the writing from the beginning is being able to have the community participate in the.
Reconditioned holy Kosher Torah scroll. Wriiten by master scribe and in excellent condition. Veriifed kosher by Danny Levine, 4th generation scribe who follows in the footsteps of his great grandfather who was a scribe and founded J Levine back in /5(1). A kosher Torah scroll will cost between $30, and $50, each.
The Ben Gurion Institute for Microfilming Hebrew Manuscripts in Jerusalem says that “if a manuscript is written according to the laws of STAM, the manuscript is considered to be original”.
Writing a Torah scroll is a religious act. First and foremost, a kosher (acceptable according to Jewish law) Torah scroll must be hand-written.
This is done by a sofer (scribe), a specially trained individual who is devout and knowledgeable in the laws governing the proper writing and assembling of a scroll.Download