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History is being written by Chabad North


Chabad of North Orlando in Lake Mary is about to meet an important milestone. An authentic scribe has been commissioned to begin writing a new Torah scroll.

The Torah is the most precious article in Jewish life. It is perfectly intact just as it was received some 3,300 years ago, transcribed by Moses from the words of God. Not one of the Torah’s 304,805 letters has ever been changed. The words read in synagogues today are the exact words recorded by Moses. In addition to the original Torah kept in the Holy Ark, each of the 12 Tribes received a scroll. From these original scrolls, Torahs have been transcribed in precise detail in an unbroken chain from the time it was given at Mount Sinai.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21, Chabad of North Orlando welcomes the entire community to come together at the Lake Mary Westin Hotel, 2974 International Parkway, Lake Mary, for a Torah Inauguration Ceremony Celebration and this historic moment as the scribe begins transcribing the community Torah.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a special program for children.

Just as Chabad is grassroots and global at the same time, so it is Orthodox, Conservative and Reform at the same time, says an event organizer. Just as America is a melting pot of ethnicities, Chabad is a melting pot of Judaism.

Membership is not created by a membership card, but rather by a Jewish Identity.

For details about Chabad of North Orlando or how to become a part of this Torah transcription, visit http://www.JewishNorthOrlando.com or call 407-878-3011.


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