Wednesday, December 16, 2009

As It Is Written: Project 304,805, The Torah Project: Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

"As It Is Written: Project 304,805, is an exhibition centered around a soferet (a professionally trained female scribe) who while on public view will write out the entire text of the Torah over the course of a full year.

"She will be one of the few known women to complete an entire Torah scroll, an accomplishment traditionally exclusive to men. As the soferet works within the gallery, she will actively engage in dialogue during a scheduled time each day, answer questions, and share the mysteries and tools of her trade.

"Around this central activity, the Museum presents a series of displays that explore the Torah in its many facets: as historical artifact, ritual object, scribal tradition, and contemporary muse. On view will be new works responding to sections of the Torah created by local and national contemporary artists, including Alan Berliner and Jordan Kantor." -- Image and Information from their announcement

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