Israeli Museum Offers Insider’s View of How Scribes Put Pen to Parchment
By Tamar Runyan (Chabad.org News)
May 26, 2008
In a grand celebration attended by hundreds of people, a slate of politicians and rabbinical dignitaries dedicated a new scribal arts factory and visitors’ center in Safed, Israel.
Kiryat Hasofrim – its name roughly translates to “Palace of the Scribes” – promises to both present Judaism’s rich scribal heritage and support a veritable army of scribes, who will combine traditional techniques with modern technology.
“This will be the first institute of its kind in the world,” declared Rabbi Chaim Kaplan, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Safed.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
A PALACE OF THE SCRIBES in Safed: