Hachnasas Sefer Torah at Dovid Hamelech’s Kever

YERUSHALAYIM -
Ultra orthodox Jewish men celebrate a newly written Torah scroll (a handwritten copy of the Torah, the holiest book within Judaism) as it being brought in a festive ceremony, through the streets of Jerusalem Old City into David's Tomb on Mount Zion, near Jerusalem Old City, March 16, 2016. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** חסידות מישקולץ חרדים חרדי קבר דוד ספר תורה הכנסת ספר תורה עיר עתיקה
A view of the procession escorting the new sefer Torah through the streets of the Old City of Yerushalayim last Wednesday night. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A large crowd attended a historic hachnasas sefer Torah on Moshe Rabbeinu’s yahrtzeit last Wednesday nightto the kever of Dovid Hamelech in Har Zion, in Yerushalayim.

This is the first Ashkenazic sefer Torah to be brought to the site of the kever of Dovid Hamelech.

An ultra orthodox Jewish puts a crown on a newly inscribed Torah scroll (a handwritten copy of the Torah, the holiest book within Judaism) before it will be brought into David's Tomb on Mount Zion, near Jerusalem Old City, March 16, 2016. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ׳—׳¡׳™׳“׳•׳× ׳ž׳™׳©׳§׳•׳œ׳¥ ׳—׳¨׳“׳™׳ ׳—׳¨׳“׳™ ׳§׳‘׳¨ ׳“׳•׳“ ׳¡׳₪׳¨ ׳×׳•׳¨׳” ׳”׳›׳ ׳¡׳× ׳¡׳₪׳¨ ׳×׳•׳¨׳” ׳¢׳™׳¨ ׳¢׳×׳™׳§׳”
The sofer placing the crown on the newly written sefer Torah. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

After the completion of the last letters, a well-attended procession left the Kosel plaza onwards to the kever compound.

This was followed by a seudas mitzvah, graced by the participation of many Rabbanim.