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Sunday, November 21 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Film and Q & A: "Commandment 613: A Sacred Craft"

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Screening of a new 23-minute documentary by Miriam Lewin. Rabbi Kevin Hale joyfully practices the sacred craft of Torah restoration as he repairs scrolls that are hundreds of years old, rewriting sections of them when necessary. The film focuses on his work with torah scrolls saved in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust. These 1,564 scrolls now belong to the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London, which lends them to communities around the world. As Rabbi Hale’s scribal work takes him to two of these communities, he reflects on his own path to faith and practice. Film will be followed with a discussion with R Hale and Filmmaker Lewin

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Kevin Hale

Rabbi Hale is a Sofer STaM, a traditionally trained Torah scribe. Following  in the footsteps of his teacher, master scribe Rabbi Dr. Eric Ray (1926-2005),  his work includes evaluating and restoring Torah scrolls, writing megillot and mezuzot, and teaching about Judaism’s sacred... Read More →
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Miriam Lewin

Miriam Lewin, producer/director of “Commandment 613,” has made documentary shorts on topics ranging from teaching the arts to housing discrimination. She also writes and produces radio programs on classical music, including a series of Jewish holiday specials hosted by violinist... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST