While visiting the studio, dear friends encountered a chart containing the shapes of the Hebrew letters which a Sofer STaM (Scribe) carefully crafts by hand. Using a feather pen and ink, the Sofer painstakingly writes sacred texts on parchment, one letter at a time. The chart depicts intricate details that each letter must contain.
In their own expression:
“Letters form words and sentences, therefore, the way we think and speak. We communicate through them. Judaism senses the seriousness of what our words represent. That is why we were so impressed by how carefully each letter must be fashioned. Words and hence speech can go in all kinds of directions. Loshon Hara and Loshon Tov are very important concepts in our Tradition. Words can bless and words can curse. Imagine what words, written or verbal, would have been had we thought of every step that you take when you as a Sofer write each לטובה ולברכה letter. So, our hope is that we put each letter into words that would only lead to ‘L’Tova u’l’Vracha’.”
“L’Tova…”, and all the letters under it on the right side of the page are multi-colored, representing the thoughts and mystical intentions involved in forming the letters, ultimately originating from the realm of the Spiritual, before and in preparation for the action of writing. “…u’l’Vracha”, and all the letters under it on the left side of the page are fashioned in black, on a background of parchment color, representing the taking of our thoughts and mystical intentions and bringing them into the plane of action down here in this physical world. The Sofer’s writing with black ink on parchment, resulting in the formation of holy words, is thus filled with sanctity, meaning and purpose.
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