Sunday, 21 September 2008

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Not as good as the blogspot as you can't put photos into the blog entry.

Correcting a 'correction'...

On Friday a Rabbi popped round with his Sefer Torah with one of the oddest errors I've come across. In the very last amud the word Vaya'al (vav yud ayin lamed) read Yaya'al (yud, yud ayim lamed). Nothing odd about that I hear you cry - after all the bottoms of vavs can often wear away and so resemble a yud. Nope. This vav had been scraped away deliberately - you could see the marks on the parchment (see below) and then the regel (leg) drawn curvey and with an okets (thorn). Someone had corrected a letter that was correct! So I corrected it back to what it was supposed to be!

How odd.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Met Topol... yay.

When I was little my great auntie Reggie from Poland would take me to the theatre in London to see Fiddler on the Roof and Topol was in in most of the time ... a major influence on my Yiddishkeit and my love of Jewish artefacts and Hebrew letters and old stories. So last night I finally met him after a play he was in. How cool was that? Brilliant. Yay. Spoke to him for quite a while as we walked through Regent's Park together. Thank heaven for cameras in mobile phones.