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; 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.

Friday, December 03, 2004



Shanna shalom -
Thank you for commenting on my work & linking to the Women's Torah Project site. Very much appreciated. I'd be happy to share with you whatever information, Halakhic or historic, that would interest you as to why a woman *may* not yet have written a Sefer Torah. I say "may" because altho' I've been doing research for a long time on this & with much help, I cannot conclusively claim that I am the first. Being first, however, is only important because it is a position of service, opening the door to others more easily. I suspect that the first may have been HaSoferet, a servant of King Solomon mentioned in Ezra & Nechemiyah. That being said, there is still much work & learning to do...
I have really enjoyed perusing your blog & will visit often.
Zei gezunt & have a beautiful Shabbes.


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