Sofer   On   Site    Sofrim   are   highly   qualified   with   many   years   of   experience   in   evaluating   all   types   and conditions of Torahs. Every   Torah   must   be   written   accurately   to   be   deemed   kosher,   and   only   a   kosher   scroll   may   be   read publicly.   Sometimes   an   error   may   be   noticed   in   the   Torah,   but   most   often,   it   is   simply   normal   usage and wear and tear that make it necessary to evaluate and verify if it is still kosher. Before   a   Torah   can   be   restored,   repaired   or   maintained,   it   must   first   be   evaluated   to   determine   its current   condition.   If   a   scroll   is   not   Kosher,   we   will   propose   what   steps   are   necessary   to   restore   it;   at what cost and the amount of time involved. Evaluating   a   Torah   establishes   a   benchmark   on   the   overall   condition   of   the   scroll   and   what   work,   if any,   is   necessary.   Often,   more   than   one   option   will   be   offered.   The   evaluation   process   takes   about one hour per Sefer Torah to complete. After an evaluation we offer a written quote for its restoration. An   evaluation   is   especially   useful   as   a   tool   to   set   a   long-term   plan   for   the   overall   care   of   a   Torah. Those   involved   in   Torah   care   are   strongly   encouraged   to   come   &   watch   while   we   are   evaluating.   They will   come   away   with   a   whole   new   appreciation   of   their   Torah   as   seen   through   the   eyes   of   the   Sofer. This then should be followed by a Holy Rollers  training program. Due   to   the   caustic   and   damaging   nature   of   liquid/organic   solvents,   we   at   Sofer   On   Site    use   only   non- invasive   cleaning   techniques.   When   we   mention   a   scroll   has   been   “previous   liquid   cleaned,”   this indicates   that   there   was   previous   use   of   these   damaging   organic   solvents.   Wherever   we   mention   our intent to clean, this indicates non-invasive physical cleaning methods will be used. We   thoroughly   examine   a   scroll   and   consider   all   aspects   of   known   Halachic   problems   in   a   Torah. These areas are inspected: Overall condition and any previous repairs Letters; their readability, intact, color and status Parchment; wholesomeness, cleanliness, durability Yeriot stitching; strength, attachment, & Matlesim Etzei Chaim/Poles: endurance, rolling quality and scroll support Aron Kodesh/Holy Ark condition under which the Torah is stored Following   the   scrolls   examination,   we   present   you   with   a   detailed   Torah   Condition   Report   listing   the scrolls   current   status,   identifying   problematic   areas,   which   are   broken   down   by   the   five   books   of   the Torah,   concluding   with   an   estimated   quote   to   restore.   Further   we   will   attempt   and   explain   what   caused the   scroll   to   deteriorate.   Evaluation   quotes   often   include   multi   levels   of   repair   options   to   consider   when more than one level of repairs can be accomplished in a particular scroll. Please   note: A   standard   Torah   evaluation   is   not   a   examination   by   computer.   Sofer   On   Site    offers   this service . Please see our Computer Torah Checking services. If   you   have   any   questions   concerning   our   evaluation   methods   and   Torah   examination   techniques,   or should you have any specific requests, please do not hesitate to call us. To   learn   about   Torah   restorations ,   please   see   our   Torah   Restoration   services.   We   look   forward   to visiting your Torahs. Contact us about setting a time for a “Torah” visit! Call for price
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Torah         is         the         prized         inheritance        of         the         Jewish         people.         It         moves,        motivates,         and         unites         us         as         a        nation.         For      3,000         years         we         have        learned      to      live      our      lives      through     the          teachings,          guidance          and       message      of      Torah.      We   search      for     new        ways        to        bring        ourselves      closer      to      it.      At      Sofer      On      Site,      we     are      honored      to      provide      beautiful STa’M        of        the        highest        Halachic      standards,      while      bringing      Torah’s     timeless        messages        to        you,        and      inspire generations to come.
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