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, March 18, 2005



Name Meaning Letter Value

Alef first; chief (aLUF) 1

Bet house (bayit) 2

Gimel camel (gaMAL); g'MOL (nurturance) 3

Dalet door (delet) 4

Hey window 5

Vav hook 6

Zayin weapon 7

Chet life-force (chaiYUT) 8

Tet serpent 9

Yud hand (yad) 10

Khaf palm of hand (kaPAH) 20

Lamed ox-goad; learn; teach (laMAD; liMED) 30

Mem waves of water (MAyim) 40

Nun perpetuation (yeNON) 50

Samekh prop; support (seMEKH; saMAKH) 60

Ayin eye 70

Peh mouth 80

Tzaddi upright one 90

Quf monkey; ape (qof) 100

Reysh inherit; head (rosh) 200

Shin molar; tine; tusk; ivory (sheyn) 300

Tav sign; mark; music note 400

Khaf sofit open hand 500

Mem sofit still water 600

Nun sofit tadpole 700

Peh sofit open mouth 800

Tzaddi sofit accepted upright one 900


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