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, February 22, 2005




I made this protection qame'a (amulet) over 5 years ago, when I was studying Sefer Razi'el ha-Malakh. It is the outline of my own right hand, crushed from the accident 14 years ago. In, on & around it are letters which are the first otiyot of each line of a protection Psalm. It seemed fitting to use the silouette of my own broken & disabled hand which I write with to beg for cessation of pain & damage & the birth of healing in this work, rather than an idealised form of "nobody's" hand. A conceptual hand. A symbolic hand.

Instead, I used a *real* hand.
& the permanent injuries G@d gave me as the korban.


Blogger Soferet said...

You are very welcome.

6:24 p.m.  

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