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.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

EMERGENCY MITZVAH!

בס"ד


5 Tishrei

We had a beautiful Shabbat Shuvah, Sabbath of Return, filled with song, friends & other blessings, thank G@d. However, others in the world today were not so fortunate, as we had the misfortune to learn after Havdalah tonight. What a blinding tragedy to have happened to the people of south Asia today, & during Ramadan to boot.

We called Kyla right away, to make sure that her family & friends in Pakistan were all safe, find out if there was anything we could do. They're all safe, Barukh HaShem/thank G@d.

As it is our responsibility as human beings to help each other & as we Jews are commanded by the Holy One to perform acts of kindness & charity to non-Jews, please contact one of the following organisations, or another of your choosing, to speed the rescue effort, bring relief to the injured & comfort the bereaved:

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
India Earthquake Relief
711 Third Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212-885-0832

American Jewish World Service
989 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
1-800-889-7146

B'nai B'rith International
Disaster Relief - India Earthquake
Disaster Relief Fund
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-857-6533

...& pray hard!

2 Comments:

Blogger Eliyahu said...

thanks for reminding us...may your fast be easy

3:58 PM  
Blogger Soferet said...

בס"ד
May your fast also be meaningful & easy. G'mar chatimah tovah.

5:48 PM  

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