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, June 24, 2005



Danya has a brilliant & simple idea to facilitate women obligating themselves in the optional mitzvah of tzitzit. I say "optional" because it only applies to you if you happen to own a garment with at least 4 corners none of which are rounded. If you do not happen to own a garment which fits the Halakhic description of a garment requiring tzitzit, then you are not obligated to go out & buy one.
Anyway, this week's parsha has got me thinking more & more about voluntary self-obligation...

Shabbat Shalom!


Blogger Maggid Sarah said...

Aviel, will you send me info on this idea of Danya's? Is this the Danya that was at kallah? Been working on women's tzitzit project for a few years now. Blessings!

11:04 p.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

Brukhah Ha-Bo'i le-ha-blogosphere, Sarah!

No, different Danya. The women's talit qatan Danya writes the Jerusalem Syndrome blog & lives in LA. She published this info on JewSchool.

Hey, next time we're together, I'll show you my tzitzit Qarai'm!

9:16 p.m.  
Blogger Maggid Sarah said...

Thanks! If you use them before then, try to get pictures, eh? I need them for teaching aids. Blessings!!

12:03 a.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

There are pix of Kara'ite tzitzit on their website:

8:43 a.m.  

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