Reb Gedalia Druin Site Map Computerized Torah Checking
Examine Your Torah Via Technology The   advent   of   the   computer   age   has   been   a   helpmate   to   today’s   Sofer. A    computer    check    can    identify    problems    in    the    specific    Mesorah (traditions)   relating   to   the   formatting   of   words   in   a   Sefer   Torah,   as   well as   letters   or   words   that   are   missing   or   unnecessary.   This   examination process   does   not   replace   the   need   for   human   expertise,   but   it   is   a tremendous   tool   for   the   industry,   and   demonstrates   a   way   of   how science, technology and Torah work together. Sofer   On   Site   has   for   many   years   been   using   this   technology   to   assist in   Torah   examination.   We   are   very   excited   to   be   able   to   provide   this scanning   service   on   site   with   our   mobile   computer   lab   that   scans   and analyzes   each   Torah.   Within   a   few   hours   you   will   have   the   results without having to send your Torahs away.      Whether   during   Torah   reading   ,   examination   or   at   any   other   closer   look at    the    script,    questions    arise    about    the    script    accuracy,    then    a computer   checking   is   warranted.   Its   the   “Three   strikes   and   your   out” policy:   should   more   then   three   accuracy   mistakes   be   found   in   a   Torah scroll, then a computer examination of the entire scroll is required. Please   note:   A   standard   eye   scanning   of   a   Torah   as   part   of   a   Torah evaluation    does    not    examine    the    script    for    missing,    added    or substituted    letters,    nor    does    it    verify    the    shapes    of    letters,    or    if letters/words   are   written   too   close.   This   type   of   extensive   examination can   only   be   accomplished   with   a   Computer   Checking   of   the   entire scroll.   Sofer   On   Site   offers   this   service,   if   necessary,   only   on   a   special request.      A   full   computer   checking   of   a   Torah   takes   about   8   hours   for the   scanning,   plus   1-4   days   of   reviewing   and   analyzing   the   scanning report. Additional fees apply in providing this service. 
Script   accuracy   problems   can   only   be   identified   and   verified   with   a computer   scanning   of   the   entire   scroll.   However,   such   a   scanning can   only   be   efficiently   accomplished   after   the   scroll   has   been restored    (of    all    its    other    repair    needs,    otherwise    the    computer scanning   will   pick   up   hundreds   if   not   thousands   of   mistakes   which   will take weeks to analyze). You   may   request   a   computer   scanning   followed   by   an   examination   of your   Torah   to   verify   its   condition   as   they   relate   to   the   issues   above.   We will   be   glad   to   schedule   an   appointment   for   you.   There   are   extra   fees associated with performing a computer scan and checking. If   you   have   any   question   about   Computer   scanning   and   checking   of   a Torah, please give us a call. Sofer On Site - Where ancient traditions and modern technology unite. For more information, give us a call  
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