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Scribal Arts

Students explore the over 3000 year old tradition of Hebrew writing using the traditional equipment of quill, parchment and ink. A key aspect of the course is for student to reach a proficiency in scribing so they can analyse different Torah scrolls/Megillot found in our school, and evaluate their respective merits. Students also explore the deeper meaning of the letters (i.e. why is a dalet shaped like it is, and has the name it has?) exploring a chosen letter, and seeing how its deeper messages relate to the world and their lives.

By: Rabbi Reuven Margrett from Frankel Jewish Academy

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Art, Scribing, Hebrew, Aleph-Bet

Pedagogy: PBL - project based learning

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