As It Is Written; Project 304
The sacred word -- its ancient and contemporary visions, handwritten and digital -- is the fascinating focal point of “As It Is Written: Project 304,805” now on exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Even if you’re unfamiliar with the history, ritual, and tradition embedded in the most holy object in Judaism, you’ll find yourself enthralled by the project. The CJM has undertaken the major endeavor of commissioning the creation of a new Torah and, in the process, revealing the ordinarily private work of a soferet, a professionally trained female scribe, as she writes out the text over the course of a year. It’s the first public institution of its kind to unveil this unchanged process.