DESTIN — Chabad of the Emerald Coast not too long ago welcomed a holy addition on Sunday: a brand new Torah Scroll.
The ceremony included music, dancing and dinner. Rabbi Shaya Tenenboim addressed the handfuls in attendance on the significance of the occasion, and the impression the scroll would have on the native synagogue.
Tenenboim stated the Torah is the keystone to all synagogues, and that earlier than this one was launched, his congregation had been borrowing two totally different ones.
“The Torah is the essence of the Jewish neighborhood,” he stated. “All our prayers are ascending via the ark (a cabinet-like case). Contained in the ark are the Torah Scrolls, which we take out in a particular ceremony … (and for) particular days and events.”
He stated the Torah was composed of the 5 books of Moses, which Jews imagine got to Moses by God at Mt. Sinai. After the dedication, Tenenboim returned the Torah to its container, then he and people attending paraded it round surrounding streets in celebration.
Tenenboim stated the Torah Scroll — which he stated had been all handwritten in Hebrew and word-for-word are the identical all over the world — take a couple of yr to transcribe. Rabbis from areas together with Panama Metropolis, New Orleans and Brooklyn attended the celebration.