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Torah Restorations Torah   scrolls   are   precious,   delicate   and   the   center   of   our   Jewish identity;    they    therefore    deserve    and    require    expert    handling    and ongoing care. Before   actual   restoration   can   proceed   a   full   evaluation   of   the   scroll should    take    place    and    a    detailed    estimate    is    prepared    prior    to beginning   repairs.      Please   see   information   on   our   Torah   Evaluation services . We   -   the   Sofrim   of   Sofer   On   Site,   perform   all   actual   repairs   on   Sefer Torahs     personally,     from     small     corrections     to     full     restorations. Whether   on   Site   or   at   our   workshop,   we   are   experienced,   trained and very meticulous in our restoration work. All   Torah   repair   work   is   invoiced   according   to   each   scroll's   individual evaluated   quote,   which   is   an   estimate   of   how   much   time   it   should take    to    complete.    Restoration    time    depends    on    the    amount    of damage   and   may   take   anywhere   from   a   few   hours   to   a   few   days   or longer. At   the   end   of   our   restoration,   a   written   guarantee   is   provided on all work completed. When   cleaning   the   parchment   before   proceeding   to   fix   the   scroll. When   repairing   broken   and   crumbling   letters,   we   usually   remove   all the   old   ink   before   rewriting   letters   with   new   ink.   Often   we   will   go   over the   scroll   a   number   of   times   to   ensure   the   repair   work   is   holding   up and    nothing    has    been    over    looked.   The    last    stage    of    repairs    is attending to the external condition of the scroll. Sofer   On   Site   always   warranties   its   work   for   problems   revealed   at the   time   of   service.      While   we   guarantee   our   work,   only   if   a   scroll   is regularly   rolled   and   maintained   can   we   guarantee   that   the   scroll   will remain Kosher. When   script   accuracy   is   necessary,   we   offer   to   perform   a   computer examination   of   the   scroll.   Please   see   our   Computer   Torah   Checking   service. Please   note:   The   status   of   a   Torah   does   not   change   from   Kosher   to non-Kosher   overnight.   It   is   a   slow   process   that   progresses   over   time. A   lack   of   usage   and   regular   maintenance   allows   the   deterioration   to spiral    until    the    damage    is    viewed    and    becomes    prohibitively expensive   to   repair.   As   such,   it   is   simple   to   understand   that   even after   a   scroll   has   been   restored,   it   can   be   that   there   remains   letters that   have   already   begun   to   deteriorate   yet   have   not   been   revealed. For   this   reason   regular   rolling   and   viewing   the   scroll   will   expose these   unfolding   problems   and   then   they   can   be   fixed   in   a   timely fashion.
After   restoration   is   complete   and   the   scroll   returned,   we   urge   you   to take   the   time   to   thoroughly   go   over   the   entire   scroll   to   ensure   the repairs   are   to   your   satisfaction.   Please   ask   to   see   our   Holy   Rollers Torah    Care    program    for    more    information    about    ongoing    Torah upkeep. While    it    is    possible    to    send    your    Torahs    to    our    workshop    for restoration,    we    have    found    that    an    advantage    of    doing    on    site restoration    is    a    tremendous    opportunity    for    interaction    with    the community.   It’s   not   only   the   children’s   eyes   that   light   up   in   discovery and    excitement,    it’s    everyone.    We    encourage    the    Rabbi    and/or members   of   the   Ritual   Committee   to   observe   the   examination   and restoration     process.    This     facilitates     learning     about     the     present problems,    the    probable    causes,    and    how    to    maintain    them    in    the future.    Other    educational    programming    can    also    be    arranged    for during the visit If   you   have   any   questions   concerning   our   restoration   methods   and techniques,   or   should   you   have   any   specific   requests,   please   do   not hesitate to ask. We look forward to get better acquainted with your Torah. Always remember: A Torah regularly used is a healthy Torah! Call for more info or to schedule a visit
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