Category Archives: Safrut

Safrut or Sofrut ( ספרות) Related to the activities, tools, and other aspects of being a sofer.

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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Devarim

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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TNK Different

Sorry for the play on words in the title.  I couldn’t resist. As most of you know I’m a long time Apple aficionado and some of you may remember their “Think Different” campaign from the 1990′s.  Once I wrote the … Continue reading

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Rebellion

Why are there two altars? – Very good question I was trying to figure out the basic design of the Altar based on Exodus 27:1-6 and Exodus 38:1-6.  Based on these text I see the following specifications: Dimensions of Altar … Continue reading

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Live Long and Prosper

Although I’ve disagreed with some of Leonard Nemoy’s recent statements, I did enjoy this video regarding the origin of the Vulcan hand sign and it’s connection to his Jewish childhood. For those of you who are not Star Trek fans, … Continue reading

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Before Writing the Name

יהוה’s Name is Holy, and He told the children of Israel not to use His name in vain as part of the ten commandments: 7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD … Continue reading

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Totofot- טטפת

  Since this topic has come up twice in sofergoy comments recently, I’ve decided to do some reading and share info that I’ve been accumulating for a while about totafot. You probably have not heard this word. That is because … Continue reading

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Finishing Mezuzah

I finally trimmed the Mezuzah that has been sitting on my desk for the past 2-3 weeks. It now fits nicely in the mezuzah tube. Once I had it in the tube, I showed it to Malka (Stephanie) and she … Continue reading

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Holding Pattern

The day after the Pesakh, I wanted to cut the parchment and start preparing for writing the Torah, but I could not decide which direction the skin should be oriented.  Should the spine run horizontally, or vertically.  Head at the … Continue reading

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Pesakh Gifts

For Pesakh, I created a gift for each family with the first line of the Mezuzah, (Deuteronomy 6:4). I did a pretty good dicusssion of the Mezuzah in my March 31 blog entitled “A Finished Mezuzah”. The text was written … Continue reading

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