Col. Ilan Ramon

‘From The Depths Of Despair To The Heights Of Hope’

The story of Col. Ilan Ramon and the Torah scroll aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.

01/22/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

The Torah scroll was very small, maybe the size of a grown man’s hand. It had been read in a place unimaginable in a sacred text, inside the very precincts of hell, as part of a bar mitzvah ceremony in the unlikeliest and worst place on earth, Bergen-Belsen. Now it was being carried on a journey almost as incomprehensible.

Col. Ramon is at the center of PBS’ “Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope.”
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