Two Torahs were dedicated tonight at a large celebration at the Kosel with many family members of the hostages in attendance. At the event, dozens of new Torahs were started for shuls in the Gaza envelope.
At an emotional and uplifting ceremony at the Western Wall, two Torah scrolls were dedicated. In attendance, were participants from dozens of families of hostages, bereaved families mourning family members recently lost, and displaced families from the south and north.
At the celebration, the writing of dozens of Torahs began, which will be placed in the shuls in the Gaza Envelope communities and on IDF bases.
The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, the Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi Shmuel Harman, and the director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mr. Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, attended the event.
The ceremony began with the writing of letters on dozens of Torah scroll parchments spread out in the Western Wall Plaza. Many family members of the captives, bereaved and evacuees, participated in writing the letters together with sofrim, dedicating the writing to the well-being and success of Am Yisroel, for the elevation of the neshamos of the fallen, for the well-being of the soldiers, and for the swift return of the captives.
Upon completion of their writing over the coming year, the Torahs will be placed in shuls in various communities of the captives’ families in the Gaza Envelope, in northern settlements, and on IDF bases. The first Torah scroll will be dedicated tomorrow, Wednesday, the 9th of Kislev, 22/11/23, in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom.