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Sunday, March 19 • 11:00 - 11:45
Soferet Stam - A Scribe Describes Her Work Creating a New Megilat Esther

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In 2010 Laya Crust learned the ancient skill of writing "Sofer STAM". Joining centuries of male scribes Laya could now write Hebrew text for a megillah suitable to be read in an orthodox synagogue. In 2011 she completed scribing The Scroll of Esther and illustrated it with 32 ornate images. In this presentation Laya will take you through her process of executing this unique project. You will go from the streets of Mea She'arim to buy specially mixed inks to history books tracing Persian art. You will gain insight to the story of Esther and the deeds of Amalek, Haman, and more recent despots.

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Laya Crust

Renowned artist, scribe, and speaker, Laya Crust fascinates audiences with her deep knowledge of manuscript art, Jewish liturgy, and Jewish art illumination. Her distinct way of weaving together biblical text, history, and ancient art offers awareness of the past while relating it to the present. As an artist, Laya has a unique understanding of historical technique and motivation. Laya is known for her art pieces which have been privately... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00 - 11:45
L1 27th Floor

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