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I have, as I've expressed in previous questions, a strong interest in safrut. As such, I would love to learn the relevant halachot and beautify my writing, which although it would likely be kosher (were I educated in the halachot) is not what I'd expect of a sofer.

Is there anyone in the Boston area who teaches hilchot safrut and sta"m?

  • For the halachos, I've heard that most use קסת הסופר.....see if your local seforim store has a copy. HB link – Shokhet Dec 9 '14 at 2:14
  • I edited the title of your question to better portray your question.....I clicked on the question, thinking that I would answer "learn קסת הסופר, and find a sofer to show you how to make things look pretty" ....if you don't agree, you could always edit some more yourself. הצלחה! – Shokhet Dec 9 '14 at 2:29
  • @Shokhet, is ספר קסת הסופר available in English? – Noach MiFrankfurt Dec 9 '14 at 2:36
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    Not that I know of. Ask at your local seforim store ;-) – Shokhet Dec 9 '14 at 3:14
  • Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/48825/5323 – Shokhet Dec 9 '14 at 3:14
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After doing some Googling for this question, I found this listing on jewishboston.com:

Rabbi Shimon Miara
(617) 783-2249
http://newenglandmohel.com

Expert mohel in the Greater Boston area and out of state. Safrut classes for parents and children in day schools, and afternoon activities around Boston and New England.

Like I said in the comments, I would recommend learning קסת הסופר (HebrewBooks) first, because he'll probably tell you to learn it, anyway (several of my friends are learning ספרות, and all of them have been told to use this sefer).

Good luck!

  • FWIW, I emailed R' Miara several months ago to ask about this. He as not replied as of the time of this writing. – Noach MiFrankfurt Jun 23 '15 at 16:38
  • I dunno... I can't claim to know him personally, but that's what I got from Google... Has any of your other research returned anything? – Shokhet Jun 24 '15 at 5:03
  • I've met him. I've heard that he makes the family responsible for the orlot, unlike most other local mohelim, who deal with the disposal. – Noach MiFrankfurt Jun 24 '15 at 15:19
  • My other research has been equally fruitless. The International Stam Forum has the name of a sofer in the area, but I don't know how to contact him. – Noach MiFrankfurt Jun 24 '15 at 15:20
  • :/ ...best of luck! I hope you find someone soon – Shokhet Jun 24 '15 at 18:12

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