What an experience tonight! I was moved beyond words. It was a privilege to watch Jamie--a beautifully religious and still of-this-world person--perform a craft that is, at the same time, a religious devotion--finish a Torah, something I'd never expected to see.
How lovely that each of us there tonight was asked to watch Jamie write, as if we were writing, a final word of Lea's Torah. My word was "sign," as in "signs and wonders," which Moses performed--and I'll ponder that, I think, for the rest of my life.
Thank you, and thank you to Mark, for including me in this extraordinary experience.