The Torah Scroll is a parchment made of the Kosher animal skin, hand-written by a skilled scribe trained for this work. The parchment is wound between two wooden poles with decorated handles. It contains the entire text of the Five Books of Moses.
Each synagogue has its own Torah Scroll which is read aloud on different occasions, such as Sabbath mornings and afternoons, on many Jewish Holidays. Carrying a Torah scroll and reading it aloud is the most sacramental part of the service in the synagogue.