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  • Scroll of a lifetime

    By David Suissa

    September 11, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    “Imagine your congregation gathered to witness the first strokes of the Scribe’s quill on new parchment ... Feeling a real connection to the shape of the letters, the texture of the parchment, the concentration of the Scribe, holding his quill, preparing to write the name of G-d.”

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  • Mayor Villaraigosa helps complete new Torah scroll

    February 20, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    He has been to Shabbat dinner, lit the menorah and he broke matzah with friends at a Passover seder. This Valentine’s Day, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined a club that even many Jews don’t belong to — he helped complete a new Torah scroll.

    This particular scroll was...

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

    March 25, 2009 | 4:38 am

    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...

  • VIDEO: Torah dedication by Chabad of Thousand Oaks

    June 25, 2008 | 10:03 pm





    Chabad of Thousand Oaks was honored to receive a Torah, generously donated by Rabbi Mordechai and Ethel Bryski in memory of their parents (great-grandparents of Rabbi Chaim Bryski, Rabbi of Chabad of Thousand Oaks), survivors of the Holocaust. This scroll was rescued from the Holocaust as well, and was painstakingly restored before coming to its permanent home at the Thousand Oaks Jewish Center.

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  • Shavuot 5768: Praise for the scroll

    June 9, 2008 | 1:01 am

    In a knowledge world ruled by books and pages and digitized memory, why do Jews hold onto the scroll?

    As Shavuot (with its focus on receiving the Torah) begins, I must ask: Could it be that rolled along together somewhere in our minds with the love of Torah is the love of scroll?

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  • The Case of the Missing Torah

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Did a rabbi steal the Sefer Torah? A Montreal resident claims that a Torah she loaned to a local senior home has illegally ended up in a Southern California synagogue. And now she's on the hunt to find it.

    The 60-year-old scroll was housed at the King David...

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