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The "Sofer"
A Sofer (scribe) is the specially trained craftsman who writes the holy texts onto parchment using the traditional form of Hebrew calligraphy.
We are generally accustomed to not seeing the mezuzah itself, but its case. Most of us do not fully realize just how much skill and labor goes into the writing of the actual mezuzah.
Creating A Home for the First Sefer Torah in the State of Florida
The historical completion of the first sefer Torah ever written -- in its entirety -- in the state of Florida ...with a personal statement from Governor Jeb Bush of Florida
Watch and learn how a real Megillah is made as we visit a real Sofer - expert scribe.
The Torah will bring healing and comfort to a shattered family and community
The scribe dips his quill into the black ink and brings it to the parchment. With intense focus, he begins to outline a Hebrew letter. This letter, along with 304,805 other handwritten letters, will form a Torah scroll. For four hours daily, scribe Rabbi ...
The last name Schreiber may be a hint that its bearer descends from a sofer, a skilled scribe tasked with the sacred duty of writing Torah scrolls, mezuzahs, and tefillin.
A glimpse into the work of an expert scribe writing a mezuzah.
The rabbi rose to leave, at which point his host asked to whom he should make his check payable.
The custom during the month of Elul for a general inspection of scrolls
“Your house is a sofer’s dream,” he said, referring to his job as a Torah scribe. Then he handed me a shopping bag containing 25 mezuzahs. Every year, during the month of Elul, which precedes Rosh Hashanah, it is customary to have a scribe inspect the par...
A Torah scroll is made up of 304,805 letters. If even one letter is missing or incomplete it renders the entire scroll invalid. This concept serves as a metaphor for the Jewish people; for our nation to be complete each one of us is necessary.During the s...
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