Torah in Space

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

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