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Rare Look: Modern Day 'Scribe' Uses Ancient Tools to Repair Damaged Torah


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Rare Look: Modern Day 'Scribe' Uses Ancient Tools to Repair Damaged Torah

“My job is to ensure that every letter is there – there are no broken letters, no missing letters, no fading letters, and it takes a lot of energy,” Rabbi Moshe Druin said. “These letters are not, by tradition, manmade letters." from video introduction


What is Purim?

The jolly Jewish holiday of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2024 begins on Saturday night, March 23 and continues through Sunday, March 24 (extending through Monday in Jerusalem). It commemorates the (Divinely orchestrated) salvation of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian empire from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” Literally “lots” in ancient Persian, Purim was thus named since Haman had thrown lots to determine when he would carry out his diabolical scheme, as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther).

Continue reading to learn the story, observance and meaning of the Purim holiday..." from the article: What is Purim?


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