Article About Old Sefer Torah From The Times Of The Rambam Leave a comment

The following is a link to an article about an interesting old sefer torah:http://www.rhodesjewishmuseum.org/history/the-800-year-old-torah This article will be of interest to readers who are interested studying the history of the letters. Of particular interest to me is the video of Rabbi David Rue. He explains that there are folds in between each column because this sefer was used by another sofer to copy from during the writing of a new sefer torah. Also, the lamed was written without a rosh on the vov, and the columns are not left justified like the way we write.

A Yud next to a Nun in as we write today.

The old way of writing a Yud next to a Nun.
Lamed with a rosh on the vov, as we write today.
Lamed without a rosh on the vov.
Notice how stretched out the shins are, and the the middle rosh is backwards.

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