created at: 2010-02-25Purim is just a few days away. While most people are getting their costumes ready, Rabbi Kevin Hale of Northampton is doing some last-minute megillah repairs. Hale is a sofer, someone who writes and repairs scrolls of all sorts: Torah, megillot, tefillin and mezuzot.

One of his more creative projects: a megillah illustrated by children at a Hebrew school in Pennsylvania. Here is one scene from the Purim story. Read more about Rabbi Hale and other scribes by subscribing to The Jewish Advocate at