New Photos: The Second Children’s Torah Scroll

Last week, JEM released a fascinating new video highlighting the history of the Children’s Torah Scroll campaign. Now, in connection with the new video, a brand new gallery has been published for the first time – with over 450 photos.

In 1981, during a Farbrengen celebrating his birthday, the Rebbe launched the Children’s Torah Scroll campaign. It went on to become a global effort for Jewish children everywhere to buy their own letter in a Torah scroll written especially in their honor.

The Rebbe explained that unifying all Jewish children in this special project would bring merit to and help protect the Jewish people.

Featuring stunning photos from the completion ceremony of the second Children’s Torah Scroll, various Rabbonim and dignitaries can be seen participating in the celebration and writing the final letters in the scroll.

The grand event took place in and around the Tzemach Tzedek Synagogue in Jerusalem’s Old City and the Western Wall. In fact, in line with the Rebbe’s instructions, the entire Torah Scroll was written there.

Check out the full photo gallery here and if you haven’t yet, make sure to watch the new video.

Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, Rabbi YItzchak Yedidya Frankel , writes a letter in the Torah.

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Shalom Messas, writes a letter in the Torah.

Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, writes a letter in the Torah.

The Sadigura Rebbe, Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman, writes a letter in the Torah.

The Tolna Rebbe, Rabbi Yochanan Twersky, writes a letter in the Torah.

Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak, Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau, reads from the completed Torah.

After the entire scroll is completed, the Torah is raised up high.

Dancing with the Torah.

Thousands came from all across Israel for the special celebration.

Part of the massive crowd at the Western Wall.

Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu addresses the crowd.