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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Location: Vancouver/London, British Columbia/UK, Canada

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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005



5 Av

Muggy tried to steal my cereal this morning. & my lunch.
She would be Ada's cat. & a plucky one at that.

Sometime I must write something on being a soferet & a housewife. It's funny how so many people are under the impression that I'm some sort of angry feminist trying to stick in everyone's craw. If only they saw me at home (or out here on the road, for that matter) cooking meals & washing Joel's socks!
We had din tonight at Pongal with Alisha & Peninah & her hubby. It was so great to discover that they're just as cool in real life, without the blogosphere separating us :O. It's also just great to eat in a kosher restaurant even though it has a be-flowered blue bull idol in the corner. Because if you have an idol in your kosher resaurant in Vancouver, then BCK takes your hekasher away!

So, does it bother anyone else to eat in an establishment named for a Hindu celebration where the "Sun god" is worshipped?

Hung out later in the evening with Ada. She's really fantastic. I wish we lived closer to each other...


Anonymous jen said...

Yeah, ironing day is quite something. Write a bit, iron a bit while it's drying, then write some more, ironing board and writing table conveniently close.

6:42 p.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

Our apartment is very long & narrow, so nothing is conveniently close ;+>
Oh, may HaShem bless us with a square abode...

8:28 a.m.  

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