The purpose of this basic website is to be informative and educational.
Our website is not intended to be used for online purchasing. As Sofrim we feel that we are doing sacred work and Safrus is not just a commercial commodity. We are not a retail shop and all items that we sell are all sourced and inspected and of the very highest quality and Kashrut standards.
Over the years we have found that our business is best run on recommendation and on a personal face to face basis. Nevertheless, we are delighted to scan actual items for those who do not live in our catchment area of North West London, on a one to one personal basis so that they can be emailed if you cannot attend in person.
Furthermore, much of our work involves the examining and repairing of STAM and this cannot be done without seeing the work involved/items and in person.
We hope you take time to look at the Manuscript Examples section (please be patient as it loads) - below is an example of a Family MIZRACH on Klaf - parchment.
We hope you find the website useful and informative. If you have any queries or questions please contact us. Tel: 020 8922 5958.
A Sofer is best described as a "Scribe", but unlike the term in English, a Hebrew scribe is more than just a calligrapher. The Sofer writes in the exact manner as has been transmitted for thousands of years from generation to generation. The Sofer is constantly conscious of the letters and words he is writing. He must have the correct Kavona (concentration) particularly whilst writing the names describing Hashem.
The Sofer Stam is also an examiner of Sifrei Torah, Megillot, Tefillin, Mezuzot and all forms of Tashmishei Kedusha.
In fact STAM is the acronym of the first Hebrew letter Samech standing for Sefer Torah, the second letter being Taf, standing for Tefillin and the final letter being Mem standing for Mezuzot. This has been the traditional term in describing a certified Sofer who has received a Semicha or Kabalah from a recognised authority and learnt from experienced soferim.