STaM is Hebrew acronym for Sefer (a book), Tefillin and Mezuzahs.
The way Jewish culture and religion preserves and transmits during thousands of years the laws and traditions of scribal arts for properly writing Hebrew Bible's texts.
The Five Biblical books named Scrolls are shown in a separate section of the Gallery.
A person receives a name from his parents as an amazing talisman for life. In the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and our Tradition, each name is meaningful and significant. Like the words of the Holy language of the biblical prophets, each name has a numerological dimension called Gematria.
To create these personalized parchments, Avraham Borshevsky creatively uses the wonderful letters of the ancient and modern Hebrew alphabets.
Some of the names are written with a quill and simple black ink, others are painted with a paintbrush and decorated with filigree ornaments and genuine gold. Here are parchments on which is written in Hebrew letters:
name with a biblical blessing
name as part of a biblical verse
The unique texture of each piece of natural parchment emphasizes the uniqueness of the person to whom this work is addressed. This is an unforgettable original gift from Israel, which is presented to dear and excellent people.
A. Name only:
1. A name ISRAEL handwritted by quill and special ink in a canonic sacred script (witout vowel points exact like in Torah scroll) on a strong goatskin parchment, 4 inches x 5,5 inches:
2. A name ISRAEL handwritted by quill and special ink in a canonic sacred script (with golden vowel points) on a strong goatskin parchment (4 inches x 5,5 inches) with golden border:
3. Double name YELENA RIVKAH surrounded with filigree ornament and 16 cutted ladybugs. Ink and 24K gold leaf on calfskin parchment:
B. Name with biblical blessings:
4. Double name DANIEL TZVI on filigree ornament background, surrounded with traditional Jewish Blessings fot children. Calligraphy ink and 24K gold leaf on calfskin parchment.