In the times of the Baal Shem Tov an epidemic swept through the town in Mezibush. Men, women and children were falling ill to this rampant disease. The community leaders turned to the Baal Shem Tov and asked him to daven that the plague be banished from their midst.

The Baal Shem Tov responded that the annulment of the decree was in their hands. Only by uniting together in the creation of a new Torah scroll, he explained, would the town be spared. The people gathered, took upon themselves to do just that and the Baal Shemtov instructed his Sofer to begin writing this  this Torah. Miraculously, as the Torah was written, the community began to heal. This scroll became known as the “Miracle Sefer Torah.”

We find ourselves in identical times. The virus that has halted the world has inflicted disproportionate pain on the Jewish community. To combat the epidemic, we are taking inspiration from the Baal Shem Tov’s direction, and a worldwide Sefer Torah is currently being written. You have the opportunity to take part.  Click here to buy a letter.