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, April 15, 2006

QUILLS

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18 Nisan/Pesach 4

No, not the art film featuring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix & Michael Caine, I'm talking about these:
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Kulmus (singular) or kulmusim (plural).
These are turkey quills I bought in Me'a Sharim. The whole story behind how I managed to do that is here.

The nib of the one on the left is 1.5 mm & I'm currently using that for writing the Megillot I'm working on right now (including a Megillat Esther & a Megillat Ha-Sho'ah, a Holocaust Scroll - pictures to follow). The one on the right has a nib of 0.5 mm & I use it to write Mezuzot. However, I cut & shape my quills to whatever width I require them to be, to match the sirtut/scoring of my parchment.

So I've joined MySpace. My profile on the site is a little sexier than it is on Blogger, so enjoy. I'm not sure if this is the proper link or if this is, but click 'em both. Why not? :)

Joining MySpace was my (future ex-) brother-in-law Jeremy's idea. All the kids are doing it. & we all know how easily I'm influenced by peer pressure ;)

Jeremy (he's mentioned in & comments on this post) & I spent most of First Day Chag together & we went to the Second Seder together. He's great. It had been way too long since we'd hung out. :)

Shavu'ah tov!!! Have a matzahdik Pesach!!!




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