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How is a Torah scroll made? How is the Torah revered?. Torah means "teaching" and refers to the five books of Moses – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. A Torah scroll is made from sheets of parchment, which is made from the skin of a kosher animal.

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How is a Torah scroll made?

How is the Torah revered?


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Torah means "teaching" and refers to the five books of Moses – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.


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  • If the made from the skin of a sofer makes a mistake, he scrapes off the letters using a glass tool.

  • The most sacred word that he writes is the Hebrew name for God. He cannot correct this – he must start the whole sheet of parchment again. The sheet with the error on is buried in a Jewish cemetery.


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  • It has a velvet cover called a mantle. together and wound around wooden rollers.

  • A silver breastplate is hung on the front of it, like the one worn by High Priests in Biblical times.This is decorated with Jewish symbols.


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  • A the synagogue.yad (meaning hand) is used by Jews to keep their place when reading from the Torah scroll.

  • This is to show respect for the scroll and to prevent the parchment being spoiled by oil from their fingers.


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