Showing posts from September 24, 2013

No peace for pinchas

Sefarim that are only ever used for one reading tend to wear out in that area.

On Shabbos Chol Hamoed, we noticed some faded letters in the maftir sefer (not our maftir, but the one for Shavuos a little earlier on the amud.) While repairing them on Sunday,  I found many other letters beginning to peel. I also found out that the last yeriah in Pinchas and the first one in Mattos had already been replaced once due to this problem and I was fixing the new yerios. Constantly rolling over the same portion for decades takes its toll. Gabbaim can easily prevent that from happening by rotating their shul's Sifrei Torah.

This is a cross post from my own blog where I wrote about it at greater length.

Forum Update

A Gut Moed,

As you can see I spent some time tonight on updating the forum, I changed the template and updated the member list. Apologies to all new members for this taking so long.

You may have noticed we started labeling some of the posts so that they can be more easily found, the topics are listed on the right under labels. Hopefully the labels will increase with time as we continue to go back and label old posts. Meanwhile if you could please label posts after you write them with a few key words on the side, that would be great.

Wishing all contributors and readers a Gutten Kvittel!