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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Location: Vancouver/London, British Columbia/UK, Canada

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, March 02, 2005


Originally uploaded by soferet.

See what I was just writing about fame & how it's a bad thing? In the last day since that "J" article hit the JTA, I have had requests from various papers around the world for "good colour photographs" of me "working on the Torah" to ice their articles on me. No interviews. Just a demand for eye candy. & also a threatening e-mail, warning me of HaShem's wrath.
Maybe I should just go back to wood carving...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey aviel! i put your site in my account heros list. both this site and your other site. CIAO!

12:45 p.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

Hey, Jeremy! Thanks! I'll check it out later...

5:52 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That mezuzah is beautiful. I've seen lovely silver mezuzahs, but there is something so warm and home-like about wood. Having a wooden mezuzah just seems right!

Please don't let a few hotheads bother you too much. Find support in your community, friends and family and carry on your sofrut work.

2:52 a.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

Oh, thanks, mirty. That's very kind of you to say :) I agree with you - altho' silver & other elaborate mezuzah baytim are beautiful & hidur mitzvah is important, there is something much more earthy & homey about red cedar!

7:37 a.m.  

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