Netivat Sofrut: diary of a Soferet

Adventures of a female sofer learning to heal the world by doing Holy Work...writing a Sefer Torah

נחזיר את השכינה למקומה בצייון ובתבל כלה

"Let us restore the Divine In-Dwelling to Her Place in Zion & infuse Her spirit throughout the whole inhabited world."

So wherever we are, let us bring the Peace of G@d's Presence.

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SCRIBAL EVANGELIST As the only living certified Soferet (סופרת - female Jewish ritual scribe) & the first woman to practice sofrut (creation of sacred Hebrew texts) in over 200 years, I feel an obligation to blog about my experiences of The Work. I am also currently researching the foundation of a lost tradtion of women practicing this holy craft. For more on the services I provide, please see Soferet.com; Sofrut Nation. I am now available to engage with students, male or female, wishing to enter into the preliminary stage of learning sofrut. You are welcome to join me on this path. "Tzedeq, tzedeq tir'dof - Justice, justice you shall pursue." Devarim/Deuteronomy 16:20.

Friday, September 12, 2003

THE SINGING SOFER ST"M

B"H


Thursday, August 28th

Brekkie of this great German meusli called "mestermacher" - I wonder what "mester" means? That in Yotvatah yoghurt, a boiled egg & green tea - yum!
I did homework all day - still battling with the tagin (crowns) & okqetzim ("thorns) - serifs, more like) on my letters & making them finer.
I needed to get out, so I walked to the Russian compound for e-mail - there were HUGE billboards everywhere: "Jaffa Road closed to private vehicles" - only police, army & transit. I'm actually getting used to seeing UN vehicles everywhere, too...

Walked home along Ben Yehudah - Chaim Dovid was playing in the band shell they'd erected. Wow. He's one of my fave Jewish musicians - he plays with such an open heart, an open soul. He's really in love with G@d. He's a sofer as well, but I've never learned that from him. I stood in the crowd & closed my eyes, absorbing the vibe, the sound, the atmosphere. This is heartbreaking. The fact that all these beautiful people are risking their lives just by coming to a street fair. That why the streets for blocks around were closed to private vehicles. That's why I had to be searched before I was allowed in.

May we bring peace to each other & ourselves soon...

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