Berit Engen WOOF & D'RASH - Weaving a Thousand Jewish Tapestries

– PIFS: Parchment; Ink; Feather; Scribe

I remember the awe that filled the sanctuary in our synagogue many years ago when an older scribe, a sofer STaM, came to talk about the holiness of the Torah scroll itself. While I was used to studying the text, this way to look at the book appealed to the artist in me: tools, materials, calligraphy, and rules for executing the crafts needed to complete the task of making a scroll from scratch to finished object, not to mention hard work, dedication, and a sense of a higher purpose.

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 The Scroll I  The Scroll I  The Scroll I  The Scroll I
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