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Purchasing STAM ebook

Purchasing STAM: A Concise Guide

Version 0.9b | August 19, 2012

Based on a series of blog posts at, this guide sheds some light on the people who produce STAM and the methods and materials they use. Required reading for anyone who is in the market for Sifrei Torah, tefilin, mezuzos, megilos or nevi’im.

Available in the following formats:

  • Mobi for Kindle and Kindle apps.
  • ePub for most other e-readers.
  • PDF for printing or viewing on a PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet.

Other file formats may be available upon request.

STAMink Worksheet

Worksheet for STAM buyers

Version 1.01 | January 8, 2012

Be an educated consumer! Know what you’re getting. Get what you paid for.

Whether you buy STAM from a retailer or direct from the Sofer, this worksheet can help you make an informed decision.

Download the worksheet (PDF file) and use it to plan your next STAM purchase.

For more information, read the ebook (above), or see the series of blog posts on purchasing STAM at

Completed sample worksheets are available for reference. 

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License

The downloadable documents available on this site are © Copyright 2011-2019 by Etan Katz and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

The files may be copied and distributed free of charge, but they may not be used for commercial purposes, and they may not be altered in any way. For permission beyond the scope of this license please Contact me.

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