Tuesday 28 August 2012

Things a Sofer/et Does

Have you ever wondered what a Torah scribe actually does? Soferet Avielah Barclay is currently repairing MST #236 from Ceske Budejovice for its guardians the people of Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue. She has been kind enough to post some photographs of her work online. Here is an example of when the ink has faded to a point where it make the scroll pasul, i.e., not kosher for use:

You can see where it has faded to a reddish brown at the bottom in the middle. These words must be rewritten. This is what the column looks like after it has been repaired:

If you are on Facebook, you should be able to see these photos and others here. Thank you Soferet Barclay!

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Kayitz comes to Kent House

LJY-Netzer Kayitz takes a group of students to Jewish heritage sites across Europe each summer. This year, before boarding the coach to Prague, the leaders thought it appropriate to visit the Scrolls Museum as an introduction to the trip. We were delighted to meet everyone, and tell the story of our scrolls and our hopes for the future. After our meeting, these happy people posed for the camera :-)