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March 7, 2012 3:43 pm

Scribe Writes Entire Megillah on Her Clothes

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Chapters 7-9 are on her shoulders. Photo: Julie Seltzer via Twitter.

Everyday of the year Julie Seltzer is a scribe, a baker and an artist. This Purim she is a megillah (Purim scroll)

Scribe Julie Seltzer is writing a Torah at the Contemporary Jewish Museum over the course of a year, but she still has time to get into the San Francisco spirit. Her Purim costume this year is “The Whole Megillah” for which she wrote the entirety of the Purim story on her clothing.

On her headband: Chapter 10
Shoulders: Chapters 7-9
Skirt: Chapters 1-6
Stockings: The names of Haman’s sons, which are written in large and bold in the scroll as they are on the costume.

Seltzer says, “The entire megillah is on my clothing (though laden, I am sure, with many mistakes). However, I wrote it in scratchy cursive writing, not ashurit (the script used in sacred writings). It begins on my skirt, continues on my shirt, and finishes on my headband. The tights require some explanation…”

Julie Seltzer is dressed as 'The Whole Megillah' this purim. Photo: Julie Seltzer via Twitter.

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