Friday, May 1, 2015

Jewish group seeks crowdfunding to put a Torah on the moon

By Ruth Schuster
Torah on the Moon campaign poster
The Torah moon shot is a private initiative by the French-Israeli businessman Haim Aouizerate, who's tapping the masses through Internet-driven crowd-funding, with the idea not of disseminating Judaism but of reminding the world about values. 'Torah on the Moon', or TOTM, is designed to "celebrate the ancient book’s innumerable contributions to morality, justice, education, culture, arts and sciences as well as refocus society on the core values it contains," Aouizerate says in a statement. Nothing says all that quite like firing a copy into space in an unmanned spacecraft. [link]