Video courtesy of jn1.tv (Reporter: Sivan Raviv)
As the festivities began, the donors from abroad, the distinguished guests along with the locals, all marched towards the Wailing Wall, dancing along to traditional Jewish songs and celebrating the new Torah inscribed.
The donors of the new Torah scroll dedicated it to the future Third Temple, but in the meantime have installed it by the Western Wall.
The 613th mitzvah mentioned in the Torah is the obligation to write or contribute to at least one handwritten Torah scroll in a Jew's lifetime. Out here by the Hurva Synagogue of the Old City of Jerusalem, one such religious act has been fulfilled.