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Space Torah Film Short

Greenville Jewish Film Festival at Shalomfest

Event Types: Film

Apr 7, 2024 11:30 AMApr 7, 2024 4:00 PM

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Greenville Jewish Film Festival


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This film is the story of how Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman realized a childhood dream by becoming an astronaut: how he was a key member of the spacewalking team that made critical repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope: how his own faith journey evolved as he took various Jewish objects on his five Space Shuttle missions, how his community came together to make it possible for that small Torah to be with him on his final flight. In 1996, NASA astronaut Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman brought a small Torah scroll on board Space Shuttle Colombia.

During the mission, on Shabbat, he read from the book of Genesis, while soaring through the firmament “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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