613th Commandment

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A study of the commandment of each individual's responsibility to write a Torah.
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Overview

A study of the commandment of each individual's responsibility to write a Torah.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568212494
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/1994
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Dedication to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Shlita 5
1 The Mitzvah to Write a Sefer Torah: Basic Concepts 7
An Analysis of the Mitzvah 7
Donating a Sefer Torah to a Synagogue 11
2 The Original Sefer Torah and Keri'at HaTorah 17
The Midrash that Moshe Rabbenu Wrote Thirteen Sifrei Torah 17
The Relationship of the Mitzvah to Keri'at HaTorah 19
Keri'at Ha-Torah for Shabbat 22
The Purpose of Keri'at Ha-Torah 29
3 Why There Is No Berachah for Writing a Sefer Torah 34
4 Women and the Mitzvah of Writing a Sefer Torah 42
5 Kedushat HaShem and Kedushat Sefer Torah 50
Kedushat HaShem 51
Kedushat Sefer Torah 57
6 Printing a Sefer Torah 60
7 Zerizim vs. Berav Am: Should the Mitzvah Be Performed Immediately? 70
8 The Last Letters of a Sefer Torah 77
9 The Scribal Function and the Mitzvah to Learn Torah 86
10 Pronouncing the Holy Names While Writing a Sefer Torah 95
11 Reading the Torah at the Consecration of a New Sefer Torah 103
12 Adding or Deleting a Letter in a Sefer Torah 107
13 Ornamentations and Cantillation Notes in a Sefer Torah 114
14 Analysis of a Responsum by R. Moshe Feinstein, Shlita 118
The Sifrei Torah of a King 118
Purchasing a Sefer Torah 123
15 The Talmudic Source for Rabbenu Asher's Theory and Its Halachic Implications 131
The Source for Rabbenu Asher's Theory 131
Must Religious Texts Be Written or Purchased? 139
16 Analysis of the Theory of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Shlita 142
Concluding Remarks 156
App. A. Consecrating a Sefer Torah to a Synagogue: A Model Program 157
App. B. The Thirteenth Sefer Torah 158
Index: Talmudic References 161
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