The Making of a Torah Scroll
BY MICHAL SHEKEL for myjewishlearning.com
Written by hand, a sefer Torah is produced according to strict specifications.
Jews have often been called am ha-sefer, the people of the book. This designation underscores the importance of text in Judaism and the belief that God communicates with us through the written word. The central text in Judaism is the Torah . Enhancing the importance of its teachings is the fact that it is written in a special way.