Scrolls not extinct

Subject: Scrolls not extinct
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- CRABAPPLE -dot- BITNET>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 1994 10:08:25 IDT

I found out that Torah, which was on scrolls, was also read

** Was? At least one copy of the Torah (meaning, in this sense, the first five
books of the Bible) is still to be found on a scroll in every functioning
synagogue, and in a thoroughgoing Orthodox synagogue the whole scroll will
be read aloud in the course of a year. The scroll consists of handwritten
parchment pages, a couple of columns per page. The scroll as a whole is
oriented right to left, the columns are read top to bottom.

New Torah scrolls are still painstakingly handwritten by professional

Mark ("Dances with Scrolls") Levinson
mark -at- sd -dot- co -dot- il

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