In 2003, Zev Vallance placed his five-generation “backpack” Torah in the care of our religious community. This backpack Torah traveled by cart from village to village in Russia, making the “Teaching” available to all. This family scroll, on loan to us from a member family, now becomes part of our family. When Zev’s sister asked who would get the Torah if he didn’t want it, Zev whipped around and said, “It is going to go to whoever cherishes it, stupid” (AZJP, 8/13/04, p. 26). Cherish it we do!