Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1035, Genesis 25:7 to 28:28

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Title

MS 1035, Genesis 25:7 to 28:28

Description

MS1035 is scribed in a stunning Western Sephardic Spanish hand. It consists of one column of text removed from a larger Torah scroll. The narrative depicts the birth of Jacob and Esau covering from Genesis 25:7 to 25:28. Written in a 48 line per column format the scroll is in very good condition relative to its age.
The scroll’s superb calligraphy makes use of very large bold letters. Typical of the above writ are the use of the CHET of Rashi, flat based SHINs with an angled right tooth, NUN SOFITs with their descendants emerging from the right side of the head and lack of YUDs employing the KOTZ of Rabbenu Tam. The ink remains jet-black and holding well.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 200 years. More likely 170 years old.

Format

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Extent

7" x 27"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

scroll, Klaf - Vellum parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1035, Genesis 25:7 to 28:28,” Humanities Hub, accessed July 16, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/327.