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.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

ONE CRAZY WEEK IN THE LIFE OF CANADIAN POLITICS!

בס"ד


There's nothing like watching Canadian history unfold before your eyes live on the CBC. & to see the Speaker of the House announce the survival of the new coalition government in both languages! How exhiliarating! & what a circus!

Belinda Stronach crossed the floor to get a cabinet post - so what? Men have done that regularly & nobody has blinked, much less accused them of being ambitious. What's wrong with a little ambition, anyway? Perhaps if we cattily criticised the male Members of Parliament & their appearances each time they made a career move the way Ms. Stronach's has been, we'd have a different attitidue on Parliament Hill.

I would like to personally thank Independent MP Chuck Cadman for bothering to poll his constituents & voting with the conscience of the people he represents. He may be the only one in government actually doing his job. May he heal quickly & completely from the cancer pursuing him.

To Steven Harper I say: Er zol vaksen vi a tsibeleh, mit dem kop in drerd! ("he should grow like an onion, with his head in the ground!")

Peter MacKay's photo-op being staged in his father's potato patch only hours after Stronach abandoned him & the Conservative Party is questionable at best. To feature close-ups of an ex-boyfriend's long face is a rather feeble attempt to split that news story along gender lines by targeting an empathetic audience consisting of jilted males. So he's not the Alpha Male anymore...that's politics & that's love for you. & what's with that dog? It's probably not even his ;+> - if there's any justice in the world, that pooch will run away by Tuesday.

& now, Stronach & MacKay are both in Labrador, attempting to seduce voters they usually ignore.

& Although I was afraid that Prime Minister Paul Martin would single-handedly destroy Canada if elected, he's actually turned out to be a real dufus - not as dangerous as our previous anglo Prime Ministers born in Québéc. He's acting cool about this latest vote in the House, but he's obviously running scared.

...& all this going on just in time for the Queen's visit! HM must be so proud of her little Colony.

All I have to say about Premier Gordon Campbell is "boo! hiss!" 4 more years of faux Liberal cutbacks to social programs & schools! The last thing we need here in BC is for a drunk-driving right-winger slashing away at medical services when avian flu is about to explode into the next global pandemic. That's why SARS was so scary & deadly in Toronto, because of former Premier Mike Harris' irresponsible fiscal "management" of Ontario's medical resources & playing chicken with former Prime Minister Teflon Jean. A game you cannot win.

HAWAII! Reconsider jail time for our dangerous Premier! You are our only hope!

Book'em, Dano!

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