Yesterday I saw an interesting stain on a Torah. Coffee cup rings. Three or four brown ring stains, where someone had put a cup of coffee (or maybe tea) onto the parchment, and just like a table will stain, the parchment had stained. Coffee stains don't come out of tables easily, and they don't come out of Torahs either, even if you use a scalpel as well as sandpaper.
But how on earth did they get there in the first place? Who on earth would put their coffee down on a Torah?
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