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.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

BS"D

HELLO WORLD!

Friday, August 12th
"Expanding the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy & Feminism" by Tamar Ross p236 para 2 & 3! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
I spent lunch on the phone with R' Neal, my wonderful friend in Swampscott. Such a sense of humour this man has :)
A long drive to the Berkshires ensued after my prayer, learning & writing this morning. More weekend traffic & summer construction meant I only got to Worthington about a half-hour before candle lighting time. It was a rush to wash, set up camp & cook so I could settle in for the 2004 Blueberry Jam.
Joel's cousin Jay & his wife Laura put on this small folk music festival each summer in a blueberry field in Massachusetts. People come in from all over the US (& now Canada!) to play & sing & hang out all weekend.
There were some not-kosher-keepng Jews there, so when we did qidush we offered the wine to them, but they turned us down. That's ok. They'll get to like us before the weekend is up. I enjoy how subversive love is ;+>
A great bonfire was set in the fire pit, so many of us gathered 'round to meet & eat. Although I would never do such a thing myself on Shabat, when non-Jews make fires of their own volition, I like to benefit. The evening ended with happy, tipsy & hilarious Jam-mers, armed with guitars & banjos, strumming out everything from Ozzy Osbourne to Def Leppard with a veangence.
Gotta love Gen-Xers!

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