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Robot writing a Sefer Torah

An exhibition featuring a robot writing Torah scrolls was on show at the Jewish museum in Berlin in the summer of 2014. Over six months, the robot worked 10 hours a day to produce two scrolls, each 240 ft. long, with perfect Torah text – competing with a human scribe.


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A recent Facebook discussion developed this week over the obvious and less obvious ramifications of the above experiment. I took the liberty of lifting the comments verbatim. H/T to Shmuel Herzfeld who shared a post by Victor Mizrahi.

Read the entertaining discussion here. The most fascinating argument was whether a Torah written by a robot is comparable to machine matza. But there were plenty of silly notions about how many times a robot must dip in a mikvah before writing the explicit name of God.

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