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.

Monday, October 02, 2006



Subject: This Week in History for October 2
From: "Jewish Women's Archive"
Date: Mon, October 2, 2006 8:01
Priority: Normal
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"This Week in History" offers a unique guide to American Jewish women's history -
identifying intriguing events that occurred during this particular week in years

More information about each of the events described below can be found on the
website of the Jewish Women's Archive at


Annie Leibovitz, one of the country's most gifted photographers, was born on October
2, 1949.

When she joined the ABC evening news as a co-anchor on October 4, 1976, Barbara
Walters became the highest paid journalist, male or female, up to that time.

Aviel Barclay became the first certified female Torah scribe on October 6, 2003.

Driven by the passionate lobbying efforts of activist Annie Nathan Meyer, Barnard
College opened it doors in a rented Madison Avenue brownstone on October 7, 1889.

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Blogger Poor Mad Peter said...

Mazel tov, Avielah!

4:21 a.m.  
Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Wow, that is so cool, Avielah! Congratulations!

7:09 a.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

Thanks, folks! I couldn't have done it without the love & support of many loving people :)

8:37 p.m.  

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