Limmud eFestival 2022 Limmud eFestival 2022

Zoom 37

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Who gets to edit the Torah?

Since Sinai, the Torah has been copied, published, reprinted and preserved only by humans. Since we know about mistakes, we also have a system to fix and preserve the best text of the Torah possible. Using scrolls, codices and manuscripts from the global library of Jewish texts, I will present evidence for the evolution, editing and correction of our scrolls over millennia. I will show how our traditional literature preserves a record of the evolution of the text of the Torah.