The Jerusalem Scribe - STaM


is an acronym which stands for:





means "Books", in this case specifically scrolls of Biblical books: the Torah, or Pentateuch (the Five Books of Moses), the Prophets, the Megillot and the other Writings.


are the phylacteries worn on the arm and the crest of the forehead, usually during the morning prayers. They are made of leather boxes which contain the portions of the Torah commanding this mitzva, written in black ink on parchment.


are the parchments containing the two first sections of the Shema (Hear O Israel. . .) written on parchment in black ink, which are attached to all the doorposts of a Jewish house.

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