Sofer: The Story of a Torah Scroll

Sofer: The Story of a Torah Scrool, book coverDr. Eric Ray wrote this book as a  way to teach about how a Torah is created by hand. This volume, formatted in full color, follows Eric Ray as he works on Torah, tefillin and mezuzah scrolls.

Writing a Torah takes love and patience, knowledge and skill. Eric Ray was a gentle, wise man, a skilled artist, and a learned Jew. In this read-aloud text and photo essay, both his craft and his passion are shared. Students watch as Eric makes mezuzot, tefillin, and the sefer Torah, and they learn to love the Torah a little bit more.

The book is available through its publisher, Torah Aura, at