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  • A Guide to Buying a Sefer HaTorah

    The purchase of a Torah scroll is a rare occurrence in a person’s life. It is usually a once in a lifetime event of great importance, with deep emotional overtones.
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  • Torah Scrolls in the Computer Age

    Will advances in computer technology change the Torah world? Will they make any difference?The answer to this question must take into account two distinct angles: The writing, and the proofreading of the writing. Continue »
  • Should one Repair a Torah Scroll or send it to Genizah (burial)?

    One would think that, as in other areas of life, the old adage “Yashan mipnei chadash totziu” (the old should make way for the new) would rule. Thus, when a Torah scroll begins to age, it is preferable to bury it rather than send it to be repaired. Halacha, however, does not agree with this premise. Continue »
  • Torah Scrolls — The Difference in Sephardic and Ashkenazic Tradition

    It is customary to differentiate between a Torah scroll written in the Sephardic tradition, and a Torah scroll written according to Ashkenazic tradition. The truth is, though, that the delineation is not that stark. Continue »
  • The Burial of Torah Scrolls

    Torah scrolls written by Torah scribes are not relegated to the same standard genizah (burial) as printed holy books. Some have the custom of leaving them in the Aron Kodesh (the Holy Ark) with a distinguishing mark in order to prevent any errors, such as the Torah portion being read out of an invalid scroll.
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