Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Finished Mezuzah

I finished the Mezuzah this morning, and it really looks better than I thought. I think my characters always look worse close up, than the page as a whole. If I stop and look at the page closely I see … Continue reading

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Processing

I haven’t written for a while, but it is not because I’m not doing anything. In fact I think it is because I’m doing too much, and have too much on my mind. I’ve been trying to figure out what … Continue reading

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Start of a Mezuzah

Yesterday, I prepared feathers, and created a computer template that I could use for writing a Mezuzah. Today, I was able to score the parchment and to write the first three lines of the Mezuzah. It has taken me three … Continue reading

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A Rest Day

I was planning on starting another project this morning, but my phone alarm failed to go off. I think I really needed the rest, and it felt so00000000 good. Some mornings even with an alarm, it is hard to get … Continue reading

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Dancing with Ester

[ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ] Dancing with the newly finished book of Ester during the Purim celebration. What an amazing day. A day far beyond my wildest imagination. When … Continue reading

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Writing With My Kids

Today I brought the Magillah of Ester to the Glen Ellen Seventh-day Adventist church where I work with the Pathfinder club. It really is amazing how many questions people have when they actually see a scroll that has been written … Continue reading

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Final Preparations

I spent the morning cutting the quills and testing to make sure the width of the tip was proper. I have 14 feathers ready to go, and I have my pathfinders who will write tomorrow, and then seven other people … Continue reading

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Pop Quills

I went back to an earlier blog entry entitled Preparing Quills to find out what temperature I needed to set the oven temperature, for tempering the quills. It gave a temperature that was more than double what the temperature should … Continue reading

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Jots, Tittles and Quills

[ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ] 17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18For verily … Continue reading

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Daresh- דרשׁ

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Mattiyahu 7:7 The word deresh means to seek or search and if you search at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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