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Purchasing a Torah mantel is a very personal task. Most Torahs and their mantels are dedicated in honor or in memory of a special person or occasion and the design and text on your mantel will reflect that person or event. For this reason HaSOFER offers you a wide range of mantel styles from which to choose.

If you are ready to start the order process, click on one of the samples above to see the full line of Torah mantels in that group and to place your order.

Illustration of the measurements we need to start work on your Torah mantel order.

If you are just beginning the process, know that ordering a Torah mantel involves several steps! Start by looking through our many mantel styles, divided into groups as in the link pictures above. All our Torah mantels are available in white as well as a variety of colors. Our pictures show mantels made of high-grade plush velvet, but many other fabrics are also available. Ask us for details! All the design details pictured in each sample: the pasuk, verse, color combinations, type of fringe, font and actual text can be adjusted. Individual design elements can also be changed or re-arranged.

Choose the mantel design you want, color of the fabric, color scheme of the design and type of fringe. Determine if you need a matching gartel, belt, and if you want wooden rings around the holes for the atzei chaim. We highly recommend having the rings as they add to the life of the mantel.

Finalize the text you want on the mantel, including consulting with all those involved in the purchase, also perhaps including your Rabbi or other spiritual advisor. Although most of our Torah mantels have text in Hebrew and/or English, the dedication can be in any language. Dedication text can be placed on the front or the back of your mantel or on a separate swatch mounted on the inside lining.

In order to be certain that your new mantel fits properly on your sefer Torah we will need pictures of your Torah scroll and existing mantel as well as several measurements as in our illustration:

  • Height of the klaf, parchment, itself
  • Overall height of the atzei chaim: from the top of the upper disc to the bottom of the lower disc
  • A picture of the Torah lying flat on a table and open slightly as in our picture here. Take the picture directly above the Torah so that the klaf and the discs above and below the klaf can be seen clearly.
  • A picture of the Torah with the current mantel on it
If you are buying a mantel for a new sefer Torah which is still being written by a sofer, scribe, he will be able to give you these measurements.

As you proceed in our shopping cart you will be asked for all the details listed here. Therefore it is advisable to collect all the information before actually placing your order. Short dedication text in either Hebrew or English can be entered directly in our online form. Long text can be emailed to us separately. We are glad to translate your English text to Hebrew if required.

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