The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

Sefer with the Sofer

Posted in Uncategorized by Juliet on October 24, 2011

A sofer (scribe) writes a sefer (scroll.) Temple Adat Shalom commissioned a new sefer ha Torah (Torah scroll) in honor of its double-chai (36th) anniversary.

Here is an up-close look at sefer Rabbi Attia’s work:

Our family sponsored a word of Torah in honor of Grandma Pearl’s 90th birthday. Here we are (plus one of our carpool buddies) meeting Rabbi Attia. He gave us the option of placing a hand on his shoulder as he wrote so it was like we were writing too. He confirmed my theory that there aren’t many left-handed scribes out there. Our writing is just too wild and crazy.

I don’t know about you all, but I find it hard to get pictures where every family member looks good (or however you want them to look, i.e. awake, attentive, all facing the same direction.) So for all posterity, here we are:

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