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.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


7 Adar

This isn't the best picture of my work, nor the most recent, but it shows an old version of some of the scripts I write. All my lettering & spacing has imporved since I wrote this out:


India ink on paper (Mississippi Fred - the type you were asking about is second from the top)

While updating this today, found myself trying to figure out how I can create opportunities for other people - Jewish women in particular - as I continue to promote myself. Helping others takes the immodesty out of being a media whore ;)

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Blogger Emily said...

Aviel, simply following your calling is helping other women; your example of faith in the face of adversity is inspiring. Sometimes helping other people can be subtle, but powerful.

By the way for all the readers, Soferet: A Special Scribe is going to be on Vision TV again on April 5 & 6. I'm excited, I only caught the last half hour last time it was on.

8:42 a.m.  
Blogger Mississippi Fred MacDowell said...

Thanks for posting this. Fantastic!

8:48 a.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

I sure do hope so, Emily - thanks.
I hope you enjoy the first half-hour of the film as much as you enjoyed the latter half! The first half contains all my personal secrets ;)

Thanks, Mississippi Fred! As I said, it's an old example, so no longer my best work...but I'm glad you like it nonetheless.

11:09 p.m.  

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