Torah means “teaching” & refers to the books of Moses- Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy. A Torah scroll is made from sheets of parchment, which is made from the skin of a kosher animal. It is written by hand in Hebrew by a professional scribe, called a sofer & is read from right to left. The sofer takes at least a year to write it out. He's not allowed to write from memory but must copy from a book of the Torah, & keep checking for mistakes.