Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1045, Exodus 2:11 to 4:30

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Title

MS 1045, Exodus 2:11 to 4:30

Description

MS1045 fragment originates from the same Torah Scroll as MS1046. It is written on Klaf, which is the processed epidermis of a kosher mammal finished into parchment. The piece measures 16.5” x 21” inches and consists of two columns of text written on wide columns. Each column is formatted to contain 48 lines of text. The parchment is in good condition. However, the ink, although jet black, is powdering and beginning to fall off. A patch masquerading a hole can be seen at the bottom left of the first column.
This scroll came to Israel some 50 years ago from Riga, Latvia. The text is written in an Ashkenazi hand, which is a cross between Ketav Bet Yosef and Arizal script. This type of writ was very common at the time. Salient characteristics include wide based Shins (similar to the Sephardic/Velish writ), Nuns with their descendants emanating from the right side of the head, AYINs with their left head shaped like a VAV. The letters CHET and TZADE are shaped in accordance to the guidelines set by the Bet Yosef.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 150 years. More likely 110 years old.

Format

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Extent

16.5" x 21"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

scroll, Klaf parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1045, Exodus 2:11 to 4:30,” Humanities Hub, accessed July 16, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/332.