Friday, August 30, 2013

Tradition II

In yesterday's post I mentioned that Rabbi Lichter's work is often meticulous and grueling. When he's asked to repair a torah scroll he has to go through each column of letters on every sheet of parchment to determine if the ink, which actually lays on top of the parchment when it dries, needs to be repaired or re-written. If, after he's made a repair, there is any ambiguity about what he has fixed, he must then ask a child to identify the letter.