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.

Monday, November 15, 2004

BS"D

ATTEMPTED RECONSTRUCTION OF WHAT HAS BEEN LOST

Sunday, August 22nd
My davenen this morning was bright & more loving. Shukling was more of a dance. Over breakfast I filed through all the cool stuff I'd done in NYC, like visit with Leslie (my kibbutz neighbour), meet her husband, see her round belly, check out the architecture of Grand Central Station, salivate over seforim at Westside Judaica, appreciate the funky mosaics & old pillars in various subway stations, connected with Chovevei Torah bocherim & ther wives, strolled through Central Park, met the new young group who call themselves "The Fruity Jews" (headed by Michaela Matt, Daniel Matt's daughter), passed out a ton of Womens' Torah Project brochures & spoke to many about same, poked around in a sofrei stam closet on the lower east side, explored shtieblakh, ate kosher organic venison & bison...
...& the things I never got to do like visit the Rebbe's qever, check out Seforim World or Beagle Eisen, hang out with Shuli, take Joel to the Eldridge St Synagogue, shop at Eichler's...
I really must find the following books which Benny recommended:
The Jewish Alchemists by Patai
The Secret Doctrine of the Kabalah by Leet
Mafte'ach Shlomo

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