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 01, 2004

BS"D


THE BEAVER HAS LANDED

Thursday, August 5th
We cleared out of the yoga studio before the 7am class & I performed my ablutions & prayers before the silent breakfast.

Afterwards I completed the new sample of my work for Florida in the small dining room. I was sharing the space with Hayah Gafni by her invitation, so it was a good vibe in that room. We shared about words & letters & writing, then hit the hot tub. It was so good, after days in the car, to unwind behind the curtains & just enjoy the warmth without men trapesing in & out.

I napped in the car during the afternoon classes. I was going to set up the tent & sleep there, but once I got there it began to rain a warm Catskills summer rain. I sat in the car with the windows rolled down & listened to it beat G@d's secrets on the metal. Then I fell asleep, I was so exhausted. I woke bleary 2 hours later & roused myself by reading the vanity plates in the parking lot. I was amused at "PROP ART" from Illinois being parked next to "HERE I M" from New York. & a bumper sticker declaring, "You don't have to believe everything you think". Fascinating what people bring with them to Elat Chayyim, & along all their journeys how they use their voices.

At dinner Ken suggested Shavu'ot (June 12th, 2005) as a completion date for the Sefer. I thought that was a brilliant idea, so that is my new goal. I've been aiming for late spring, but didn't have a particular date in mind. I need an exact point from which I can work backwards from, otherwise it's very difficult for me to achieve. Vagueness is my mortal enemy. I am Virgo. Hear me plan.

Walk in the dusk waterfall miqveh

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