NFTorah

Own a portion of the Torah on the blockchain with digital Parsha NFTs. Help fund writing a real physical Sefer Torah with your donation.

NFTorah

Own a portion of the Torah on the blockchain with digital Parsha NFTs. Help fund writing a real physical Sefer Torah with your donation.

Torah: The Original Blockchain

The oldest blockchain in the world isn’t Bitcoin or Ethereum. 

The Jewish people have kept the Holy Torah as an unbroken chain for over 3,000 years. Through the Torah, we connect our current generation back all the way to Moses and Mount Sinai. In each block, every generation, the Torah is reviewed and passed onto the next, l’dor v’dor.

The “Torah blockchain”, the foundation of Judaism, is the supreme example of  decentralized validation and global consensus.

NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)

Blockchain technology has since evolved and migrated into the digital world. Now, for the first time ever, the Torah is coming to the digital blockchain.

Take part in the first Sefer Torah created via blockchain technology using NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Each Parsha will be represented by an NFT minted on the Ethereum blockchain, accompanied with beautiful artwork to represent the various narratives of the Torah.

Buy a portion for yourself or for a loved one. Give an unforgettable Bar or Bat Mitzvah gift. Honor a loved one. Or simply be part of one of the most integral Mitzvot of writing a Sefer Torah.

NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)

Blockchain technology has since evolved and migrated into the digital world. Now, for the first time ever, the Torah is coming to the digital blockchain.

Take part in the first Sefer Torah created via blockchain technology using NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Each Parsha will be represented by an NFT minted on the Ethereum blockchain, accompanied with beautiful artwork to represent the various narratives of the Torah.

Buy a portion for yourself or for a loved one. Give an unforgettable Bar or Bat Mitzvah gift. Honor a loved one. Or simply be part of one of the most integral Mitzvot of writing a Sefer Torah.

Not Just Digital

This project isn’t merely creating digital collectibles of Torah portions. All collected funds will be used for the writing of a physical, professionally scribed, kosher Torah Scroll.

By purchasing a Parsha NFT, you are donating to help write a Sefer Torah while using the blockchain to receive digital proof of your stake in its creation. You can fulfill this beloved and essential Mitzvah of writing a Sefer Torah in a way that’s never been done before.

Let’s make history!

Where are the Torahs going?

Our first Torah scroll will be gifted Arugot Farm, a fledgling Jewish community in the ancient heart of the Judean Desert. Our second scroll will travel with Tech Tribe, a community for Jews in tech and digital media in New York City. Ultimately, we hope to write eighteen Torah scrolls for Jewish communities around the world.

Each Torah scroll will be dedicated, in part, in the memory of the victims of COVID 19, including some 5000 members of the Jewish community, serving as a living legacy and testament to the future.

 

Where are the Torahs going?

Our first Torah scroll will be gifted Arugot Farm, a fledgling Jewish community in the ancient heart of the Judean Desert. Our second scroll will travel with Tech Tribe, a community for Jews in tech and digital media in New York City. Ultimately, we hope to write eighteen Torah scrolls for Jewish communities around the world.

Each Torah scroll will be dedicated, in part, in the memory of the victims of COVID 19, including some 5000 members of the Jewish community, serving as a living legacy and testament to the future.

 

Who's Working on This?

Tech Tribe is a community of young Jewish in tech and digital media based in Brooklyn, New York.

Under the leadership of Rabbi Mordechai and Chana Lightstone, Tech Tribe offers events, classes and experiences forming connections amidst the chaotic digital inundation of modern life.

Born from an ad-hoc Kosher BBQ at SXSW in Austin, TX, Tech Tribe has grown into a full community – offering Torah classes at Google, Chanukah parties at Buzzfeed, large scale shabbat meals for hundreds and individual study.

Today Tech Tribe gathers in rented spaces in New York City, an in the Tech Tribe HQ in Brooklyn.

THE TEAM

Mordechai Lightstone

TechTribe

Jonathan Caras

Lionschain Capital

Ari Abramowitz

Arugot Farms

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FAQ

Where do my donations go?

This project is completely for charity. All of the funds collected will be used for writing Torah scrolls.  The initial Torah scroll will be used in services at the Arugot Farms. Future Torah scrolls will be distributed to other Jewish communities.

How can I donate?

  • You can purchase an NFT using your Ethereum wallet via our OpenSea store
  • You can donate via Bitcoin (contact @NFTorah for more details)
  • You can donate with via PayPal or with a Credit Card (coming soon)

Are my donations Tax Deductible?

Yes, if you purchase via our website, we will issue you a tax receipt.  

If you purchase via Ethereum, fill contact us via the form at the bottom of this page to receive your tax receipt. Please include your Ethereum wallet address and Tx ID of purchasing the NFT.

What is an NFT?

An NFT is a limited supply digital collectible minted on the Ethereum blockchain. You can own an NFT just like you can own a baseball card or other collectible.

I hate NFTs!

Great! Just donate Bitcoin or fiat to support this charitable cause. Think about it. What could be better than encouraging people to sell ETH to help write a Sefer Torah? You love this project!

Can my Synagogue use this project to raise funds for a Torah Scroll?

Yes.  Our ultimate goal is to fund the creation of 18 Torah Scrolls. Contact us here to get involved. 

If I buy an NFT do I also receive a printed copy of the image?

No, but you can buy a print directly from the artist via her online store: www.cmattison.com/drash-designs

Am I buying the rights to the images or physical prints?

No, you are receiving an NFT as a receipt of your donation. The NFT does not include any rights to print, reproduce, or use the image for any commercial purposes. If you want a print of the image, please buy it from the talented artist, via her online store: www.cmattison.com/drash-designs

How many NFTs will be created?

18 (Chai, the number for life) NFTs will be minted for each of the 53 sections of the Torah.

What can I do with my NFT?

You can display your NFT in your Ethereum wallet, you can gift it to someone you love or you can use it in any application on Ethereum that supports the ERC-1155 NFT standard.

Is this a financial investment?

No. The NFT received in exchange for your charitable donation is merely a recognition of appreciation and a receipt. It has no monetary value and should not be construed as an investment or expected to accrue value.

Who is writing the Torah Scroll?

A certified Sofer STAM (Jewish Scribe) will be commissioned to write as many Torah Scrolls as we can provide funding for via this fundraiser. The Sofer will be paid in the currency of his choice.

When will the Torah Scroll be finished?

Writing a Sefer Torah takes approximately one year.

Can I visit the farm?

Yes, we would love to host you! Please contact us here.

Where can I learn more about Judaism and Bitcoin?

Follow @thebitcoinrabbi on Twitter and watch this YouTube video.

How can I keep updated about this project?

Follow @nftorah on Twitter.

Who created this project?

Three Orthodox, tech savvy Jews who want to continue spreading the light of the Torah to all the nations of the world

    • Mordechai Lightstone
    • Jonathan Caras
    • Ari Abromowitz

Do you accept other cryptocurrencies?

  • DOGE, LTC, USDT, USDC
  • BCH, BSV, XRP no thank you

Contact @NFTorah via Twitter for more details.

Contact Us

info@NFTorah.com