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The Lane family has commissioned a Sofer (scribe) to write a Torah Scroll in memory of Eliezer Ben Yiztchok, Lewis Lane.

Lewis sadly passed away on Erev Shavout, which is the holiday of the giving of the Torah. Lewis was very passionate about torah learning and the family felt that it would be befitting to honour Lewis’s legacy by writing a new Torah which will be completed by July 2023.

The Torah is our most precious item, sustaining the Jewish people throughout history. It tells us that every Jew, regardless of background or knowledge, has an equal share in the Torah.

The 613th and final mitzvah in the Torah is that every Jew writes his own Sefer Torah. Our Rabbis taught that one can fulfil this mitzvah by dedicating a portion or even one letter in a Torah.

If you would like to have the Sofer write a parsha or a letter in the Torah or if you would like to dedicate an item in order to partake in this great mitzvah in Lewis’s memory please see below.

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