Imagine that you are standing in front of a vault filled with gold, silver, and precious stones. They are yours for the taking.
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Create works of intensive scholarship and unexcelled beauty
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But the vault is locked and you don't know the combination!
If you have no access to all that wealth, it might as well be on another planet. How much would you give to unlock it?
There is a treasure far more valuable than the contents of any safe, but it has been locked away from millions of Jews. That treasure is our Jewish literary heritage: the Torah, the Talmud, the Mishnah, the Siddur and Machzor, our history, the stories and values that connect us to our past and lay the foundations of our future.
This incredible wealth of spiritual, intellectual, ethical, religious, historical, legal, and moral texts is the bedrock, the inspiration, of Western civilization.
But most of this wealth is in ancient Hebrew and Aramaic, and presented in literary styles and with complex reasoning that are incomprehensible to most modern readers. Our authentic Jewish heritage has been locked away from English-speaking Jews for too long.
This fact was sadly true for centuries - until The Mesorah Heritage Foundation was created to "unlock the vault." Our goal is to remove the language barrier and make the riches of Jewish eternity available to English-speaking Jews. Here is what we do:
Dedicate a volume in honor or memory of a loved one.
All dedications are in perpetuity. Talmud dedications are
mentioned in every single volume, so your dedication may
appear in millions of volumes over the years. The same applies
to the Mishnah and all other volumes.
If you can't undertake a dedication on your own, you may
wish to join family and friends in doing so.
Be acknowledged in an individual volume.
Be a contributor so that Jews from Jerusalem to Johannesburg,
from Moscow to Melbourne, from London to Los Angeles will
benefit from your generosity for generations.
The Mesorah Heritage Foundation recruits accomplished translators,
scholars, writers, and editors who free our great texts from the captivity of
ancient languages and bring them to English-speaking Jews in books that are
beautifully produced and literarily graceful.
At this writing, more than a hundred scholars in America, Israel, and Europe are
producing an English-language Torah literature that will endure for generations.
The amount of research and intensive review necessary to produce such a
voluminous literature cannot be supported by the commercial market. Look
at the most important secular cultural undertakings: great universities, libraries, orchestras, even medical research - all must have substantial public and
private support. The production of a great Torah literature is no different.
Without generous public participation, it cannot be created.
Everyone can be a part of this monumental undertaking. People of vision
and means can do more. Virtually everyone can contribute something. There
are many alternatives:
Whatever your means, you can be a partner in projects that have been
acclaimed by great scholars and leaders throughout the world as "the greatest
English-language Torah dissemination undertaking in history." Your help
will bring Torah literacy to countless Jews.
The Mesorah Heritage Foundation is an IRS-recognized, not-for-profit
501 (c) (3) trust. Every contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent permitted
by law. And every dollar goes to support the work of bringing Torah
to all of the People of the Book.
Join the Mesorah Heritage Foundation
in making Jewish history.
Help us bring pride to our people
and inspiration to future generations
by supporting the scholars who are returning
the legacy of our past to the builders of our future.
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the Foundation and its activities, or to request a catalogue including
the Artscroll volumes sponsored by the Foundation, please write or call:
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