Category Archives: Learning

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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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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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In the Month of Adar

I recognized the words l’khodesh Adar, today as I was writing. It is always cool to actually know the words that are being written. In this case the words mean “of the month of Adar”. It is also cool to … Continue reading

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Chemistry Class

Chemistry may have been one of my favorite classes in high school, but that doesn’t mean that I remember it very well. Physicist always look at chemistry as just doing physics in bulk. I’m guessing this is the bias that … Continue reading

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Burying firewood

I spent the middle of the day digging holes and burying firewood. Yes, I am probably a little nuts, but I’m still trying to improve the soil in my garden area. This is actually a technique that was used in … Continue reading

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The last qlaf

I just placed the order for the last piece of qlaf that I will use on this project. I then searched a bit to try to find a place that has real sinew.  Sinew is the tough tissue that connect … Continue reading

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Technical Solutions

We have gotten a half gallon of maple sap for each of the last four days. We are definitely enjoying the maple water as we drink it.  It is so clean, cold, and refreshing.  And it just keeps coming. Wow! … Continue reading

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Technical Dificulties

I went to bed at 6:00 AM this morning. Yes, you read that correctly. After the Shabbat service, we often go to someones house, for “coffee”, but it is mainly about talking and asking questions, and midrashing. (and some of … Continue reading

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Haman’s Ring on Mordekai’s finger

The authority of the king is in his ring. Continue reading

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