For YOSS boys, Torah comes to life


As Shavuos approached, talmidim at Yeshiva of South Shore’s Early Childhood Center were treated to an in-depth lesson on the making of a sefer Torah.

The boys felt real cow hide that is used in making the klaf and were taught by the sofer, Rabbi Betzalel Katkovsky, that kosher ink used to write the Torah is made from a special nut.

The boys were especially excited to see their own names in the Torah and they joined the sofer in writing the last letter.

Returning to their classrooms, the talmidim practiced writing the alef bais letters with ink and a feather, the way the sofer taught them.