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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


16 Tamuz

With the fast of the 17th of Tamuz imminent, please let's focus our intention on a return to cooler heads in the Holy Land. This inspired by my friend Cigal, who lives in Yerushalayim...

Israel really needs our help. There're more & more being killed. Please say this Tehilim (Psalm), 121, right now for the safe return of Gilad Shalit and the two missing soldiers (names not known yet) & for an Aliyah neshamah (to raise the soul) for those who've been killed. Below in Hebrew and English:

שיר למעלות, אשא עיני אל ההרים, מאין יבוא
עזרי מעם ה' עושה שמים וארץ, אל ייתן למוט
אל ינום שומרך. הנה לא ינום ולא ישן שומר
ה' שומרך, ה' צילך על יד ימינך.
יומם השמש לא יככה וירח בלילה
ה' ישמרך מכל רע, ישמור את נפשך
ה' ישמור צאתך ובואך מעתה ועד עולם
(מזמור קכ"א בתהילים)

A song to the ascents. I lift up my eyes upon the mountains; from where will come my help? My help is from Hashem, Maker of Heaven and Earth. He will not allow your foot to falter; your Guardian will not slumber. Behold, He neither slumbers nor sleeps - the Guardian of Israel. Hashem is your Guardian; Hashem is your Shade at your right hand. By day the sun will not harm you, nor the moon by night. Hashem will protect you from every evil; He will guard your soul. Hashem will guard your departure and your arrival, from this time and forever.

An easy, meaningful, effective fast tomorrow, everyone.

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