Unfinished Torah


LOOKING BACK • Aaron Fishman, left, contributed an unfinished Torah to the Vaad Hoeir, the United Orthodox Jewish Community of St. Louis in 1988.  He is shown with Chief Rabbi Sholom Rivkin, examining how the sections will be joined when completed.  One of the 613 mitzvot is “to write a Sefer Torah.”  The unfinished Torah gave any Jew who wanted to participate in the writing of a Torah the opportunity to do so by having a scribe write a letter, word or verse for him or her, thereby fulfilling the mitzvah for that person.