Torah Scroll Visits R-MA

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November 08, 2017
Boggs Chapel, R-MA Campus


16th Century Torah Scroll on Display in Front Royal

A photo of the Torah scroll from the 16th Century. Photo courtesy of Ancient Asset Investments, LLC.

A 16th Century Torah Scroll from Yemen has arrived in Front Royal. On loan to Riverton United Methodist Church (RUMC) through the Christian organization Ratio Christi, the Torah Scroll is 79 feet long, and is "complete," meaning that it contains all five books of the Torah in their entirety. The Torah will be on display several times throughout the next ten days:

  • Wednesday, November 8th, at 7:15 pm at Boggs Chapel on the Randolph-Macon Academy campus (200 Academy Drive, Front Royal).
  • Thursday, November 9th, 8:00 am - 11:10 am at Boggs Chapel on the Randolph-Macon Academy campus. Presentations will be offered at 8:00 am, 9:05 am, and 10:10 am.
  • Sunday, November 12th from 8:30 am to noon at RUMC (55 East Strasburg Road)
  • Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30-8:00 pm at RUMC
  • Friday, November 17th, 6-8 pm at Open House: Meet in the Middle, the headquarters of What Matters W2, located at 213 E Main Street, Front Royal.

These presentations and viewings are free and open to the general public. All are welcome.