Odd letters in Torah
While most of the 304,805 letters in the Torah look pretty ordinary (relative to each other, that is), there are some funny things you notice, if you look harder. These pages talk about some of them.
- Taggin, the crownlets on the letters in Torah
- Why we put the taggin where we do
- The dots in the Torah
- Why there are no vowels in the Torah; also there, the meaning of the dots in Genesis 18.
- The big vav in gahon.
- Here's the deal with the stretchy letters;
- here's a bit about the inverted nuns;
- and here's a cute bit about the layout in the Priestly Blessing, Birkat Cohanim.
Jen Taylor Friedman, 2009