robo-torahIn the past, a Jewish priest or rabbi would have to go through a slew of cleansing rituals in order to purify himself before he started to begin work on a copy of the Torah. Mistakes were not tolerated at all, which is why we can be sure of the authenticity as well as accuracy of the Torah after all these years. Having said that, why not let a robot take over a tedious task if it can do a great job? Ths particular robot and its quill is full well capable of running all over a paper scroll – from right to left, as it writes down the ancient Hebrew letters with black ink.

The Torah is benig penned down, and it does so a whole lot faster compared to that of a human rabbi for the simple fact that machines do not really need any kind of rest at all, and there are no toilet breaks to think about. This particular Torah-writing robot happens to be the brainchild of the German artists’ group robotlab, where it was shown off to the world for the first time over at Berlin’s Jewish Museum. The amount of time taken to complete the 80-meter (260-foot) -long scroll, would require approximately three months – whereas a Jewish scribe would take close to a year for that task to be completed.

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