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.

Sunday, January 22, 2006


22 Tevet

Tonight after Shabbes I went up to Az-Zawiyya mosque for a big interfaith love-in with prayers & food & friends. One of the great women I met is an animator on this.
Afterwards a bunch of us hit The Grind & talked about our father Abraham & how hugely kind he was. May we all emulate him. We also traded notes on haircovering & I regaled them with my tales of having made a weekend-long vision quest atop Mount Sinai 8 years ago this week.

Shavu'ah tov - a good week to you.

Just to clarify, I was at the new Az-Zawiyya mosque on E 66th St here in Vancouver, not at the Az-Zawiyya al Qadiriyya mosque in Yerushalayim :)


Anonymous peninah said...

I'd love to hear more on the hair covering stories!

6:23 p.m.  
Anonymous the fourth said...

hey aviel,

it was indeed a memorable night. thank you so much for the beautifull company

2:46 p.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

Peninah - sure! We should IM about that sometime...
the fourth - you are gracious & giving & one of my favourite people to spend time with. I love talking about Allah/HaShem/G@d with you. May all the cousins, spiritual & physical descendants of Ya'aqov & Yishma'el, come together in shalom/salaam before the metaphoric time comes to bury our shared father Avraham.

11:47 p.m.  

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