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Torah Evaluations 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. An   evaluation   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 Ark condition under which the Torah is stored We will present a report with the scrolls current condition and explain
what     caused     the     scroll     to     deteriorate     and     require     restoration.       Restoration   quotes   will   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 ask. To   learn   about   Torah   restoration,   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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