Israir introduces Sky-Torah

29th Dec 2006

Israir Airlines will soon
become the first airline to maintain an authentic Torah Scroll on board its
aircraft. The “Sky-Torah,” handwritten according to Jewish custom by a
professional Jewish Scribe especially for the airline, is the first of its
kind. The Torah will enhance the prayers of those who are in the skies,
praying in the closest place to God in the world.
  Keeping a traditional Torah Scroll, on an aircraft is the idea of
Rabbi Shlomo Elharar, Chief Rabbi of Colombia, South America. After years
of hard work towards this dream, the Torah is finally ready to be installed
permanently on board one of Israir’s aircrafts.
  The Torah will be completed December 27 in Aventura, Florida, and will
be escorted to JFK Airport in New York for a welcome celebration, and then
to Israel.
  The Torah will be welcomed on its way to Israel with a grand
celebration in JFK Airport, Terminal 4, December 28, 12:00 pm. The Torah
will be carried under a traditional “chuppah,” with singing, dancing, live
music, children and important Rabbis and dignitaries in attendance.
  The Torah is dedicated to the Chief Rabbi of Colombia and to the fallen
soldiers of Israel, and those still in captivity.

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