In the Name of HASHEM, G-d Eternal
In the Name of HASHEM, G-d Eternal

Scrolls of Esther


Our Meghilloth Ester (Scrolls of Esther) are written on authentic gewil parchment from skins that were processed precisely according to Talmud, Geonim and RaMBaM.  They are written by kosher, expert, HaShem-fearing soferim (scribes) in the writing-style of Sefaradi-Eastern communities and k’thav Beith Yoseph with taggim according to RaMBaM.  (scroll down for more information) 

(ALL ORDERS MUST BE FORMALIZED FIRST BY EMAIL: TO ORDER, CONTACT US AT torathmoshe@gmail.com)

ESTIMATED PRICE (not including taxes & shipping.  This price can vary): 3,950 NIS ($965)

In the photographs (left) is the largest kosher Scroll of Esther in the world (written on authentically-tanned ‘gewil’), which we are currently selling.  For more details, contact us at torathmoshe@gmail.com.    

Regarding the gewil-parchment for our mezuzoth:  There are only three tanners in the world we are aware of who are both expert in the ancient Yemenite tradition of tanning, are punctilious in all the details of the process according to Rambam, and produce commercially (that we are aware of). We only work with the elder, most renowned, expert Yemenite tanner, scribe and Torah scholar, Rav Moshe Sarum.  His work and expertise is unmatched.  (To read more about gewil as ‘halakhah from Moshe at Sinai’, see the excellent information provided by Machon Gewil, who support our work, at http://www.globaljms.co.il/.) 

Regarding the sofruth (the writing):  While there are very few scribes who write on properly tanned skins, not all are free of corrupt mystical beliefs. This is a particularly sensitive issue in our work, since it is a halakhic (legal) requirement that scribal materials be written by scribes who do not harbor heretical beliefs. Being that these products are used to fulfill Torah requirements, not only rabbinical, we are very strict in this regard. Our scribes are learned men with pure and wholesome beliefs in HaShem that are completely based on the teachings of RaMBaM and ancient Talmudic literature, unaffected by corrupt mystical beliefs that have trickled into the Orthodox mainstream.

Point by point, here is what we offer:

  • Expert, beautiful writing by scribes who are kosher individuals and Torah scholars.  You are also provided with a clearly-legible photocopy of each written parshiyah (section), clearly labelled, so you can see how your parshiyoth are written.  
  • Authentic ‘qelaph me’ubadh lishmah’: the skins processed with all three stages of tanning (meliHah [pickling in salt], qemiHah [soaking in barley grain solution], and mei `afSah [soaking in tannic acid]) with proper intention by the above-mentioned world-class craftsman and scholar.
  • A choice of writing styles: `Edoth haMizraH (Sepharadi/Eastern Communities) or k’thav Beith Yoseph, with taggim
  • High Accuracy: two rigorous checks, letter by letter: one by computer, another by human eyes.

The above estimated price (NIS 3,950), which can vary according to what we have available at a given time, is for an average, roughly 24cm high scroll (larger than a small, personal meghillah), `Edoth haMizraH (Sefaradi-Eastern communities) writing-syle with taggim.  It does not include a case, the shipping price, or tax.

***For contact information for recommendations from satisfied customers in Israel and abroad (ALL our previous customers to date are very satisfied with the product and our service, Barukh HaShem), just let us know at torathmoshe@gmail.com.***