"A house is built by wisdom, and is established by understanding;
By knowledge are its rooms filled, with all precious and beautiful things." 
- Proverbs 24:3-4


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Please contact Jamie Shear, scribe, artist, directly
with any questions or inquiries that you might have. 


E-mail is the best way to reach out: 


Tel. +972-54-978-6233 (International)

Tel. 054-978-6233  (within Israel)

For thirty years, Torah scribe, artist and educator, Jamie Shear, (Zalman Leib), has been making hand-written, Hebrew scrolls on parchment to the

highest standards of Jewish law, tradition and aesthetics. He has

completed 11 Torah scrolls for Synagogues in Canada, US, Israel and

Hong Kong.

Jamie also fuses the ancient craft of the quill with a unique perspective to create art that adorns, signifies and commemorates. He adds beauty to classic texts like the Ketubah, illuminating them using an array of mediums and artistic techniques. Jamie's specialty in the letter arts is that of micrography, the art of creating elaborate designs using the quill to form letters. When Jamie is not creating, he is teaching about his craft and shares the Torah ideas behind his art to people coming into his workshop / gallery in the Cardo of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, since 2005, Jamie has been living

in Jerusalem with his family.