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, December 13, 2004

I'M QUOTABLE?

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Well, I would never have believed it would happen in my lifetime, but my words have been included in a book of quotations. I'm not even pushin' up daisies yet!
I discovered it quite by accident on the internet & have since purchased a copy each for my Mum (she'll be so proud!) & my mother-in-law (her too!).
This new book by Elaine Bernstein Partnow, entitled "The Quotable Jewish Woman" (Jewish Lights Publishing), is a good-looking hardcover containing several hundred pages of our thoughts, our feelings, & our insights as Jewish women. Some are inspirational & some are cranky, but either way it's a cracking good read. & no, I'm not getting any kind of commission for writing this. How could you suggest such a thing ;+>

Anyway, check it out here.

I'm quoted twice on page 208, just above Dorothy Parker, who happens to be a distant cousin of Joel's dad. Which reminds me - I must buy a copy for him & his wife too :) it's still Chanukah, after all!

Note to self: always watch what you say now for the rest of your life, because somebody might be listening...

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