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Sephardic Torah Dedication

Sephardic Torah Dedication

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The San Antonio Israeli Center - Chabad invites you to attend a historic event:
The Dedication & Celebration of the first Sephardic Torah Scroll to make it's home right here in SA!

Thursday, June 9 at the Chabad Center
14535 Blanco Rd. 78216

For the opportunity to purchase a letter in the Torah Scroll please call Tal Shaul at (210) 877-4218.

ארוחת ערב פלאפל ישראלי • בר פתוח - לחיים • מוזיקה וריקודים 
4:00pm: כתיבת אותיות - הזדמנות להשתתף בכתיבת התורה
6:00pm השלמת התורה וכתיבת האות האחרונה 
6:30pm הקפות וריקודים
7:00pm ארוחת ערב ובר משקאות 

Falafel Dinner • Open Bar & L’chaims • Music & Dancing
4:00pm Opportunity to write a letter in the Torah (see below for details)
6:00pm Completion & Dedication 
6:30pm Hakkafot & Dancing
7:00pm Dinner & Bar

Free and open to the entire community!  Facebook event
Call Chabad Center at (210) 764-0300 for more information and to RSVP.

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Have a scribe write a letter in a new S. Antonio Torah just for you! On Thursday, June 9, S. Antonio will be welcoming a historic new Torah scroll to our community. It will be the first Sephardic Torah scroll to find its permanent home in San Antonio.

The Jewish nation is one Torah scroll. Every individual — big or small, scholar or unlearned — is one letter. We are all one, interdependent and equally important.

The Torah scroll is a tangible embodiment of our connection to G‑d, our most precious treasure and our guide to life. “And now,”Moses says, “write for yourselves this song” (Deuteronomy 31:19). Meaning that every Jew should write a Torahscroll.

But writing a Torah is a laborious process. Each one of its 304,805 letters must be written by hand, with ink and quill on parchment, in special calligraphy, by a trained scribe.

If you’re not a trained scribe, you could always commission one to write a Torah for you. But if you can’t afford that, there is another way to fulfill the mitzvah: Purchase just one letter in a Torah—meaning, have just one letter written specifically for you.

Jewish Unity

Every individual—big or small, scholar or unlearned—is one letter.

Which is the most important letter in the Torah? The first? The last? The letters in the Ten Commandments? Actually, if any letter is missing or incomplete, the whole scroll is invalid for use.

The Jewish nation is one Torah scroll. Every individual—big or small, scholar or unlearned—is one letter. We are all one, interdependent and equally important.

Moreover, a letter in the Torah places its owner in “G‑d’s book.” “At that time,” the prophet Daniel says, “your people will be delivered, everyone who is found inscribed in the book . . .”

 

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