December 16th, 2010

torah

Torah oddity

Last night after Arvit I stuck around to help roll one of our smaller Torah scrolls to be brought to a shiva house, and I saw something I'd never seen before.

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So there we were, rolling the Torah scroll from Numbers back to Genesis, looking for the start of this week's portion, and when we found it, we were amazed to see that the scribe had used a double word space to mark the beginning of the portion.

Crazy, huh?