BE A PART OF HISTORY.
A Special Torah Being Written in Honor of the KU Jewish Community.
Torah Completion Celebration
ABOUT THIS TORAH
The Torah is a timeless connection to the past, and the key to a Jewish future. The Torah is the heart of the Jewish people, its lifeblood, and its nourishment.
In accordance with tradition, the first presentation was shown to Moshe by G-d “Written in black fire over white fire.” Moshe transcribed from that Torah of fire while G-d dictated the words. This very Torah was placed in the Holy Ark and twelve additional Torah Scrolls were gifted to each of the tribes.
From these original scrolls, additional Torahs were transcribed in precise detail. Even the letters were identical in appearance. Indeed each and every feature was prescribed by G-d. Thus the chain of Torah remained unbroken from the time it was given to us at Sinai.
3,300 years since we received the Torah at Mt. Sinai, the Torah remains a driving force in our lives as we continue to realize a Jewish reality at the University of Kansas and the Northeast Kansas communities.
In the spirit of unity and our unwavering commitment to the ideals and values of our holy Torah, we have launched an ambitious project to concretize Jewish life on campus with the addition of a Torah scroll to our Chabad center on campus.
This Torah is generously sponsored by Sarah and Elliot Tamir of Vesper Holdings and the owners of Hawks Pointe Properties in Lawrence, Kansas. The memory of Elliot’s dear parents Jack and Linda Tamir will be honored by the dedication of this special Torah scroll in their beloved memory
YOU CAN BECOME PART OF THE HISTORICAL KU UNITY TORAH!
Our Sages have taught that each and every Jew has a letter in the Torah which corresponds to his or her soul and spiritual identity.
If one letter is missing, the Torah is incomplete and no longer valid. Similarly, each and every Jew constitutes an integral
and irreplaceable part of the Jewish people.
By endowing a word, sentence or portion for yourself, your family or friends, it is as if you have written your own Torah Scroll.
The Chabad Center’s new scroll will be the latest link in a holy and eternal chain.
Please join together with fellow Jews
In writing history. One Torah, for One People.