|hatam_soferet (hatam_soferet) wrote,|
@ 2009-03-01 10:48 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||chums, learning, leyning, purim|
Scrolls for ritual readings don't have vowels or cantillation marks, so readers often use a book called a tikkun to prepare readings. A tikkun has the unadorned text on one side and the text with vowels and cantillation on the other side. However, the text is usually pretty small, much smaller than the letters in a scroll, and the vowels and cantillation smaller still, so preparing from a book may be a good deal harder than reading from the actual scroll.
I have a partially-sighted friend who wants to learn to read Megillah, so I made a large-print tikkun. I figure she's not the only such person in the world, so I'm putting it online for all. Here it is. Enjoy. Leave a comment if you find it useful.
Printing and binding 164 pages is annoying, so I have also made it available on lulu.com, for $11.10 (cost of production).
Here are some resources for learning to chant Megillah:
Virtual Cantor - downloadable recordings of each chapter, and CD available
JOFA's Esther resources (mostly not free)
Mechon Mamre's Esther tikkun. When you mouseover words, the vowels and cantillation appear. The text resizes well.
Thanks to Gabriel Wasserman for proofreading.