Thursday, September 22, 2016

NYTimes snippet about the Ein Gedi Scrolls



Quite interesting to see how new technologies are allowing us to look at these scrolls in a different way. Now this is the oldest scroll of Vayikra and although there's little we can read from the video, it's unbelievable to see the letters and style of the writing. Note that these scrolls were almost completely burnt and until now, nobody could find a way to read it.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Line skipped - scraping needed


It has been a difficult season for my writing - I somehow made a few mistakes I never do.

One mistake involves a Shem written in the wrong place, but I will leave that for another post. That was very stressful and I still have to find the solution for that.

Here you have pictures of another mistake I made - I skipped a line, forcing me to erase some six lines in order to write it correctly. I'm many things but I'm weak at erasing, and I really don't enjoy erasing nice letters and words which were written well but in the wrong place...
But I prefer to take care of things on my own, and here is the partial result. I will post another picture when it's finished - it will look better then.





Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Column 4,5,6,7 of 214

After a long hiatus, an update about my progress.

I made a big mistake in this column... I skipped a line, luckily towards the end and I had to do some extensive scrapping - something I hate to do. I pushed it off for a while, but I finally got the job done. With one big aggravation; I made a small hole while scrapping.

On the bright side, I managed to write the Ayin around the hole and although cosmetically it's not ideal to have a hole in your parchment, I preferred not to give up on this yeriah. Sometimes you have to accept reality!

In this photo it is still missing the sheimos in the bottom part - I didn't forget that.

So other than this, the following four columns were pretty good. Some fixing is still warranted with minor mistakes but I didn't immediately notice anything major. Feel free to give feedback. As always, my writing is intentionally thick, and my lameds are intentionally long in their lower segment. And of course, I leave the Tagim for later.

Chazak veEmatz
YK