Monthly Archives: August 2011

Forecast: Good Chance of Parchment

Yesterday, I measured and ran my first cut.  It was absolutely awful. It was crooked, jagged and just bad. I decided my problem was, that I have one hand too few. So today, I enlisted Malkah’s help, and I now … Continue reading

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The word Devarim means words, and is the name of the last book of the Torah. Some of you know it as Deuteronomy. Why do we keep using the Greek names of these books?  The Ivrit is much easier to … Continue reading

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New Sofer in Town

On Sunday, June 24, lightning struck our house, at least according to our neighbor.  We know it did strike close, because it took out everything that was connected to the cable  TV cable or to the ethernet modem that was … Continue reading

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