We had got on to learning how to write. As I mentioned before, when one begins learning to write, one starts off without ink! One starts off without a kulmus (quill)! In fact, one starts off with a pencil and paper. Not just one pencil – but two.
I took these photos a few years ago and made up a montage of them using my graphic skills. The important areas are in colour with the less important parts in black and white.
This picture was taken by me years ago at a Barmitzvah (when a Jewish boy turns 13) at the Kotel (the Western Wall in Jerusalem).
Things were progressing “nicely” if one could say that. I had now studied the laws in the Shulchan Aruch together with the Mishnah Berurah. We had gone through the questions related to the learning. I had made a find – the Keset HaSofer! It was time to start learning how to actually write!
I had worked my way through the Shulchan Aruch and Mishnah Berurah Chapter 32, paragraphs 1-36. Together with my teacher, we had read every part, discussed the basics (I point out clearly – the basics) of the Halachah and gone through the questions in the booklet of questions mentioned in my previous post. Continue reading “My Journey to Become a Sofer – Part 9 – The Keset HaSofer!”
The Letters of Rabbi Akiva – “Otiot De’Rabbi Akiva” is a well known Midrash sharing the story of how God created the universe and all of life. At the beginning of Creation, the holy 22 letters of the Aleph Beit approach God, asking Him to create the world from it – that it should be the first letter of the entire Torah (and life itself!) The story shares how the letters approached God one at a time in reverse order, starting with Tav.
I was ready for my second lesson! The schedule seemed straightforward – and it really was. In fact, as far as I am concerned, there’s not much more to write about regarding anything out of the ordinary concerning the lessons I had with the young Sofer. Let me share a little though: