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Progress report on the current project

Disturbing

Yesterday, I received the parchment for the start of the Torah project. It is very white, very smooth, and the shape is a bit disturbing. It is much easier to forget the source of these skins when they are trimmed … Continue reading

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Proofing

I proof read the mezuzah scroll this morning and fixed some minor issues, that I believe, even with my fix will make the scroll posul (Non- kosher).  But, wait a minute, it’s already that way, because I wrote it. I … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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These Days Were Called Purim

We have nine days until the holiday of Purim, and I’m writing on my new qlaf about Mordekai establishing this feast and even naming it, what seems like a very odd name. In modern language we might use the word … Continue reading

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One more Yeriah to go

Since I finished writing my last two lines this morning, I decided to correct the second yeriah. It had two real mistakes, but they were simple single letter mistakes. I hope the rest of my writing is as easy to … Continue reading

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I’m almost out of Qlaf

There are only two lines left to write on the current yeriah, and I have not received my new parchment yet.  In fact, I have not seen a shipping statement yet.  I was going to call the company yesterday, but … 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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