A Torah for NOLA Healthcare Heroes

Thursday, 18 November, 2021 - 9:17 pm

We are very excited to announce that Chabad of Louisiana is partnering with the Jewish Medical Society to dedicate a new Torah Scroll for the welfare of the Healthcare Heroes in our community.

These last two years have been very challenging for the healthcare community due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. During an 18th century plague in Eastern Europe, the Baal Shem Tov spearheaded the writing of a Torah Scroll as a protection for the community in the face of the plague.

Hope, Security and Unity! These are the primary things we seek during these challenging times. As Jewish people we have always found comfort in our Torah. Every Jew is connected to the Torah and the Torah connects us with G-d, creating an unbreakable and eternal trio.

The final Mitzvah in the Torah is that every Jew own a Torah scroll or at least part of one. It is for this reason that the Rebbe, requested that Torah scrolls be written to unite Jewish people and that every Jew acquire a letter in these Torah scrolls. The prophet Daniel proclaims: "It will be a time of trouble, the like of which has never been since the nation came into being. At that time, your people will be rescued, all who are found inscribed in The Book." The Rebbe explained that "The Book" alludes to a Torah Scroll that will be written for all Jewish people and in which every Jew should have a letter.

·       Honor a healthcare hero by participating in the writing of the Torah scroll in their honor.

·       Are you a member of the healthcare community? Participate in the writing of the Torah scroll as a merit for you and your family.

·       Do you know some that passed away from COVID? Participate in the writing of the Torah scroll in their memory.

·       Make this Torah scroll honoring healthcare heroes a reality by participating in the writing of the Torah scroll in their honor.

You can be a part of this special project now at

You can sponsor one of the five books of the Torah. You can dedicate a special passage, such as the prayer for healing, the doctor’s mandate, the Ten Commandments and more. Dedicate a Torah portion, an Aliyah, a verse, a word, or a letter. There is an option for everyone.

Join us for the Siyum - Conclusion and Dedication Ceremony - Sunday, Dec 19 – at the Tulane University LBC Quad, featuring Chassidic music superstar, Shulem Lemmer in concert, and a Torah parade to Chabad on Freret St.

Do not miss this amazing opportunity to honor those who have sacrificed for all of us. Go to and participate now!

Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Mendel Rivkin

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