about the scribal arts
and general things having to do with the sacred scrolls...
I write stuff on the blog a lot quicker than I plumb it into this site, largely because no-one expects organised on a blog. Eventually, I unbloggify stuff and turn it into real web pages...eventually. This is mostly links to blog posts, with the occasional real page.
- Writing surrounded by Torah - Part 1 and Part 2.
- Notes on Torahs in airports - transporting sifrei Torah requires care and attention. Also, notes on breaking shabbat to save Torahs.
- Why we don't use metal implements on Torahs
Torahs and cruelty to animals
How you know what to write
What happens if you make a mistake? Part 1 and part 2. A digression on erasing God's Name. The principle of not carving to form a letter (aka hak tokhot). On repairing broken letters, and on seeing Torah repair as a metaphor for Life. Things you really never want to see - coffee rings, lipstick stains, and blots on Divine Names. But here is a cute little blot
Jen Taylor Friedman, 2009