I spend way too much time on Amazon, either buying things or adding to my ever-expanding wishlist. How cool would it be to have your own Torah? I became mildly obsessed with the notion. Amazon? Yes! I knew it would be a pricey proposition but what struck me was not the $28,000 price tag or the $19.49 shipping (I am barely able to resist from making an anti-semitic comment about negotiating the price and/or why there isn’t free shipping on this item, but I will refrain). What caught my eye was the condition: Used – Like New. I think I would have preferred: New – Like Used. New?
I had the unique opportunity with quill in hand to insert a letter into a newly written Torah. I will be 642 years old when it is complete. I don’t think I should have to wait that long.