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Sunday, February 15 • 6:45pm - 8:00pm
The Scribal Arts

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This session will cover the writing of Sifrei Torah, Tefillin, and Mezuzot. What skills and tools are needed to be a Sofer (scribe)? See and touch samples to understand the intricacies as well as the simplicity of writing our most precious Jewish artifacts. Along the journey, hear anecdotes, history, and exciting stories, including how Greenfield saved fifty-four Sifrei Torah from destruction by Saddam Hussein.

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Zerach Greenfield

Born in the United States, Zerach moved to Israel in 1980. He has served as a Shaliach (emissary) for the Jewish Agency. For the last thirty years he has been active as a Sofer STAM (scribe), writing, teaching, restoring and evaluating Sifrei Torah (Torah scrolls), tefillin and other texts throughout the world. Since 1995 he has worked with Machon Ot, a Torah think tank based in Jerusalem that maintains a worldwide registry of Sifrei Torah.


Sunday February 15, 2015 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Westover

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