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How many cows are required to obtain the parchment of a typical Sefer Torah?
I have tried estimating the question with some online sources:
Chabad states that a Sefer Torah has 62 and 84 sheets of parchment The
Mishneh Torah describes the upper-bound on dimensions but I have no idea how this translates to cow hides after being stretched and prepared in to parchment
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Aug 30, 2022 at 10:23
It would depend on the size of the Sefer Torah. Technically a Sefer Torah can be pocket size. I was told by those who work in the industry that the typical standard size Sefer Torah needs 60 to 65 cows for the parchment.
Aug 30, 2022 at 15:09
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