Torah: The Story of the Scrolls

WhenMonday, February 1 – Friday, May 27, 2016
LocationMoore Reading Room, Biola University Library

Torah: The Story of the Scrolls, presented by the Museum of Biblical and Sacred Writings, seeks to explain the history and significance of the Torah Scroll, which is the Five Books of Moses inscribed by hand on the skin of a kosher animal. The exhibit includes two Torah scrolls representing the Sephardic and Ashkenazi traditions. Both scrolls are damaged, making them “not kosher” and unacceptable for use in a synagogue service; however, the writing is still legible. Additional exhibit pieces include Jewish Sabbath Day ritual items, such as a silver plate, cup, spice jar, and a braided candle. Also displayed are ram's horn trumpets and oil lamps. The exhibit is located on the middle level of the library in front of the Moore Reading Room and next to the Instruction Lab, and will run February 1 – May 27, 2016.

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