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  5/28/2014, Iyar 28, 5774

Preparations Underway for Landing Torah on the Moon


An Israeli organization called “Torah on the Moon” is reportedly in talks with the Barcelona Moon Team, one of the teams entered into the Google Lunar X Prize, a competition to successfully land a robot on the lunar surface. The group seeks to place a halakhically kosher Torah scroll on the surface of the moon.

According to Israel Today, “Torah on the Moon” said it wants to deposit a Torah scroll in order to “celebrate the ancient book’s innumerable contributions to morality, justice, education, culture, art and sciences.”