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Never Too Old to Write a Letter ... of Torah


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/50_Plus/article/never_too_old_to_write_a_letter_of_torah_20090325

The Jewish Home for the Aging has never had a Torah it could call its own. Since the home first opened in 1912, synagogues or individuals have donated Siferei Torah to the senior-living community, but the scrolls were often old and tarnished, with faded letters or finger smudges on the parchment. These Torahs are considered pasul, or unfit for public reading, but they were the only ones available to the home for religious services.

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