Shabbaton with the Sofer

Sofer Shabbaton

Rabbi Hale demonstrates scribal technique

Rabbi Kevin Hale

Explaining a detail

The Sperber Scroll

Counting the lines

Examining an Old Document

Pages from a megillah

Megillah

Pointing out some details

Megillah

Everyone wants to see, too

Tefillin Case

A tefillin shel rosh case in an early stage of construction

Examining a Tefillin Set

The tefillin shel yad

Examining a Tefillin Set

The tefillin shel rosh

Examining a Tefillin Set

Rabbi Hale explains how the tefillin are stitched

Yemenite Torah Panels

These panels are written on deerskin and are about 250 years old

The Sperber Scroll

This scroll is composed of panels written by at least four different scribes

Scribal Workshop

Rabbi Hale describes the scribal arts

Scribal Workshop

Showing the tools of the trade

Scribal Workshop

Describing some fine points of the art

Scribal Workshop

Examining the Czech Torah

Scribal Workshop

Rabbi Hale shows some students calligraphic details

Scribal Workshop

Looking at the Yemenite Torah panels with some students

Scribal Workshop

Presenting a class on scribal techniques to community members

Scroll Repair Work

Stitching some loose panels with giddin

Scroll Repair Work

Completing a stitch

Scroll Repair Work

Testing the Czech Torah's ability to take writing repairs

Scroll Repair Work

Rabbi Hale is repairing some broken letters

Czech Scroll

This is the panel on display

Czech Scroll

Section where writing was renewed

Czech Scroll

The word "shav" (shin-vav-alef) was repaired

The End

That's all, folks...