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.

Thursday, October 13, 2005



11 Tishrei

"Geniza" means to put something away permanently, or to bury it, because it is unfit for use.
Jastrow has this to say about the root Gimel-Nun-Zayin:
" cut off, set suppress or prohibit, declare uncanonical, to disappear, be hidden...cover up..."

Aside from our weddings, there was not much about 5765 I would keep. A true gift.

As I recall my Yom Kipur experience over the past day, I made special efforts to focus on the confessions for things I personally am not guilty of & praying for mercy on all Israel, even the people who mistreat me. That was very sobering.

Our Rabbi's drush was based on this great web site brought to you by the Skirball Centre atTemple Emanuel. Check out their faculty - it's my idea of Heaven, with a mix of scholars representing a broad variety of Jewish points of view.

Then perform your Virtual Tashlich.


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