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Yes this is how the Rambam, Maimonides, codifies it (and he is one of the greatest codifiers of Jewish law). It is the last of the 613 mitzvot (commandments). As R Jack Abramowitz describes it The last of the 613 mitzvos is the obligation for every man to write a sefer Torah. Recognizing that not every individual possesses the requisite skill to do ...


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The question is highly perceptive. As this reference shows the matter is a source of discussion which Maimonides explains. The 613th mitzvah of the Torah is the obligation for every Jew to write a Torah scroll. In the words of the verse: "And now, write for yourselves this song, and teach it to the Children of Israel. Place it into their mouths, in ...



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