Tears in Torahs are scary, people. I know. You see a big tear, you want to STICK IT BACK TOGETHER REALLY HARD so it WON’T TEAR ANY MORE. Nobody could be calm about finding this in their Torah, for instance:
But for the love of all things holy, don’t whip out the duck tape and do this:
The amount of tape used is directly proportional to the amount of trauma someone’s trying to fix. But think about it for a second – it’s torn already. Tape isn’t going to fix it. You’re only trying to make yourself feel better with all that duck tape.
Go have a cup of tea instead. When you’ve calmed down, come back. The job of the tape is not to fix the sefer or to assuage your guilt at having let it get torn; tape is to stop things getting any worse until it can be fixed properly with parchment. Duck tape is for pipes and trucks. A Torah is neither. For a Torah we use artists’ tape to stop something getting worse, while we’re working on getting it fixed.
Mirrored from hasoferet.com.