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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

HOW TO INSPIRE DIVINE MERCY

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Tamuz 20

Our Melitz Yosher class today consisted of reviewing the sources we learned yesterday, plus looking at the story in Breyshit/Genesis 18 where Avraham intercedes on behalf of the city of Sedom. Also, Tehilim/Psalm 106:23, Yishayahu/Isaiah 59:15-17 & 62:6, Yechezqel/Ezekiel 22:23-31, Esther 4:8, Zechariah chapters 1-3 & Tamud Bavli Masekhet Pesachim 119a. There's a lot of material to cover...

We were also asked to consider the following:
Why would I make a good intercessor?
Why would I make a bad intercessor?
Do teshuvah (repent) on the things that would make you a bad intercessor & pray that you are opened.

We closed with this chant (which I found on p454 of my sefard artscroll siddur, in the shabbes sh'ma):
"Emet ve-yatziv ve-nachon ve-qayam ve-yashar ve-ne'eman ve-ahuv ve-chaviv ve-nechmad ve-na'im ve-nora ve-adir umetuqan ve-tov ve-yafeh hadavar hazeh aleinu le-olam va'ed."

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