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.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

WHO ARE WE?

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15 Tevet


Golda Meir once said, "Every civilization finds it necessary to negotiate compromises with its own values."
I wonder why? & how one can rationalize doing so.

If one cannot define oneself by the espousal & practice of stable, consistent values, then what does that mean? What does that say about that individual?

If a person says one thing & then does another, our tradition calls this vanity & Talmud Bavli Sanhedrin 89b states, "Such is the punishment of a liar - even when he speaks the truth, no-one listens to him."

The letter Reysh in not awarded with a tag, a crown, as we learn that the letter Reysh represents the rasha, the "evil" - or better, "broken" - one, who refuses to repair himself & chooses to continue on in his selfish ways.

So much more could be said about this.

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