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.

Sunday, July 10, 2005




I shared the grief of many of my Torah-scribe colleagues Friday. Even somebody who didn't know me thought to send an e-mail about R' Dr Ray's death just to make sure I knew. So thoughtful. The Sofrut Community is strong & kind even to outsiders like me, barukh HaShem.

I haven't yet heard back from anyone about how the funeral was, but I was there in spirit. We're all so devastated to have lost him, like a beloved grandfather...

May his soul find rest.

"And will he not come again?
And will he not come again?
 No, no, he is dead;
 Go to thy death-bed,
He never will come again.
His beard was as white as snow
All flaxen was his poll,
 He is gone, he is gone,
 And we cast away moan:
God ha’ mercy on his soul!"

Opheliah, Shakespeare's Hamlet


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