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

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WOMEN TO EMULATE?

The Alef-Bet as the Twenty-two Saintly Women:
Yoma 29a Table of Correspondences


Letter - Woman - Scripture

Alef - Sarah - Genesis 11:29-23:19

Bet - Rivqah - Genesis 24:15-25:25ff

Gimel - Rachel - Genesis 29:6-35:16

Dalet - Le'ah - Genesis 29:16-49:31

Hey - Yocheved - Exodus 2:1, 6:20; Numbers 26:59

Vav - Miriyam - Exodus 2:4-Numbers 20:1

Zayin - Mahlah - Numbers 27:1-7

Chet - No'ah - ibid.

Tet - Haglah - ibid.

Yud - Milkah - ibid.

Khaf - Tirtzah - ibid.

Lamed - Devorah - Judges 4:4-5:1ff

Mem - Manoah's wife - ibid. 13:2

Nun - Chanah - I Samuel 1:2-2:21

Samekh - Avigayil - ibid. 25:3-42

Ayin - the woman of Tekoa - II Samuel 14:2-20

Peh - the widow helped by Eliyahu - I Kings 17:9

Tzadi - the Shunamitess - II Kings 4:8-8:6

Quf - Chulda - II Kings 22:14, II Chronicles 34:24

Reysh - Naomi - Megilat Ruth

Shin - Yehosheva - II Kings 1:2, II Chronicles 22:11

Tav - Esther - Megilat Esther

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