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, July 17, 2005

MY SWEET APOLOGIES TO GEORGE HARRISON, Z"L

בס"ד

Trucking east on I-80 listening to All Things Must Pass it occurred to me that this sincerely devotional chant to the Divine denies access to Jews careful of how they address The Holy One. & why should that be? Just alter some of the nomenclature & we have a perfectly serviceable Chasidic tune...


My sweet L@rd
Hm, my L@rd
Hm, my L@rd

I really want to see You
Really want to be with You
Really want to see You, L@rd
But it takes so long, my L@rd

My sweet L@rd
Hm, my L@rd
Hm, my L@rd

I really want to know You
Really want to go with You
Really want to show You, L@rd
That it won't take long, my L@rd (hallelu-qah)

My sweet L@rd (hallelu-qah)
Hm, my L@rd (hallelu-qah)
My sweet L@rd (hallelu-qah)

I really want to see You
Really want to see You
Really want to see You, L@rd
Really want to see You, L@rd
But it takes so long, my L@rd (hallelu-qah)

My sweet L@rd (hallelu-qah)
Hm, my L@rd (hallelu-qah)
My, my, my L@rd (hallelu-qah)

I really want to know You (hallelu-qah)
Really want to go with You (hallelu-qah)
Really want to show You, L@rd (aaah)
That it won't take long, my L@rd (hallelu-qah)

Hmm (hallelu-qah)
My sweet L@rd (hallelu-qah)
My, my, L@rd (hallelu-qah)

Hm, my L@rd (Ad@nai)
My, my, my L@rd (Eloqeynu)
Oh hm, my sweet L@rd (Shalom, Shalom)
Oh-uuh-uh (Ehyeh, Ehyeh)

Now, I really want to see You (HaMaqom)
Really want to be with You (QEl-Elyon)
Really want to see You, L@rd (aaah)
But it takes so long, my L@rd (hallelu-qah)

Hm, my L@rd (hallelu-qah)
My, my, my L@rd (QEl-Shaddai)
My sweet L@rd (QEl-Qinai)
My sweet L@rd (Ro'i, Ro'i)
My L@rd (Shalom, Shalom)
Hm, hm (HaDavar)
Hm, hm (Shekhinah)
Hm, hm (Tzeva'ot)
Hm, hm (Borenu)
My sweet L@rd (Eyn Sof)
My sweet L@rd (HaShem Shammah)
My, my, my L@rd (Tzur Yisra'el)
My, my, my, my L@rd (Chei Ha'Olamim)
My sweet L@rd (Shalom, Shalom)

(QEl Rachum)
My sweet L@rd (Yah, Yah)
My sweet L@rd (Ehyeh, Ehyeh)
My L@rd (Shalom, Shalom)


...by the way, we have since had even more car trouble, & are now stuck in Colorado slowly being re-disempowered. No money, no e-mail, but a holy Maggid to host us, barukh haShem. Please pray for us...

2 Comments:

Blogger Poor Mad Peter said...

Considering that George Harrison modified a Sanatana Dhamma chant to Lord Krishna to produce this song, maybe it's doubly troubling in terms of its addressing--or, it is perfectly acceptable. :)

1:21 PM  
Blogger Soferet said...

בס"ד
Really? I had no idea :)
How appropo...

5:21 AM  

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