There are 5 Megillahs including Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations and Ecclesiastes, but the best known is the Book of Esther read on the holiday of Purim. Many individuals are happy to hear the Megillah Esther read at a synagogue. But owning a scroll has become popular too. It is a mitzvah to read from a kosher Megillah scroll how G-d miraculously intervened 350 B.C.E in Persia to save the Jewish people from annihilation by the hand of the wicked Haman. Known worldwide for his Torah writing and repair craftsmanship, Breslov “sofer” scribe Rabbi William Goldberg can skillfully write a Megillah Esther or order one from a reputable source.

Writing a Megillah Esther can take at least 50 hours should an individual or synagogue wish to have a new one written at Breslov.

Rabbi Goldberg can also check older Megillas for kashrut. In many cases individuals inherit a Megillah that has been passed down from one generation to the next, some of them written in pre-Holocaust Europe. While sentimental, older Megillahs can be subject to wear and tear flaws that make them unkosher to be read. Synagogue owned megillahs can experience the same problems with use and time. Rabbi Goldberg is skilled at checking for cracked, faded or oxidized letters. He can repair the ink flaws, sew together loosely connected parchment sheets -- or replace torn ones.