I recently came across an advertorial on thelakewoodscoop.com regarding a Shul that is having a raffle where one can win a Sefer Torah. The first comment was:
"Is it just me or is using a Sefer Torah as a fundraiser a little disrespectful?"
Is a raffle disrespectful? Is doing a fundraiser, where funds are raised by selling lines, columns, Parshiyos appropriate? Basically, what may be done with the help of a Sefer Torah?