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Completion Ceremoby

When a new Torah (Bible) is completed, it is a grand ceremony, with some of the guests honored with the act of writing the letters of the last words. The scroll is meticulously hand-written, slowly and carefully with an old-fashioned quill and ink, by specially-trained men, I was invited to see and photograph this occasion, here in my village.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kfar-Netter, Israel
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Copyright: © Smadar Barnea