Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mazel Tov! Clockwise from top left; Princeton University student Ethan Ludmir, a board member of Chabad on Campus, holds up the new Torah at a dedication ceremony held at the Rockefeller College Common Room on the campus of Princeton University. Following the dedication ceremony, the new Torah is carried by Zvi Webb (various people took turns) in a procession to its permanent home in the Chabad House, just off campus. A student reads music taped to the person walking in front of him. Later when I asked Zvi for his name for the caption, he gave it to me along with a brief history of Judaism. (I did give him permission to explain what was happening even though I've photographed quite a few Torah dedications. He was a very nice man.)