Dated between 1450 and 1500, the Lodz Torah was written either in Germany or Poland.
The scroll was very carefully created and composed, and was meticulously corrected over time. The corrections show the great pains required to change a written text which is very truly preserved by the process of hand-copying. This created a text that was, in fact, very difficult to change. Doubtless, the Jews who read from this scroll clearly understood that they were encountering an earlier iteration of the text which breathed of a lively historical tradition unlike any other to them. It was a rendition of the Word that was reminiscent of the faith of their fathers. The scroll is not oversized or sumptuous in its preparation, although its skins are extremely refined. The scroll was likely created in a poor community, and was meticulously cared for as a result, rather than replaced, thereby preserving traditions that may otherwise have been lost over time.