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.

Friday, March 10, 2006


10 Adar

Three times today (ok, technically it was yesterday, but whatever), from three different people who don't even know each other, in three different conversations, I was told:
"When G@d closes a door, somewhere he opens a window."
So what if it's a Hollywood nun quote from the Sound of Music? It's true!
& it's today's theme.

As we approach Purim, & in keeping with the theme of intermingled Persian & Jewish history, this gives a historical thumbnail sketch of the area from which Queen Esther & Mordechai sprang.

& this is a sample of my cursive Hebrew calligraphy, which shares some shapes with Arabic:

May we all be blessed with a beautiful Shabbes!

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Blogger Peter said...

Doors and windows--true! And so unpredictably, too! Hope all is well with you.

6:21 a.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

Ah yes, the unpredictability factor...this is actually one of my greatest personal challenges. I have noticed that sometimes G@d requires me to be more, uh, spontaneous than I am prepared to be. This causes me no end of grief, as I am want to figuratively stand at the jamb & cry "I know the window's open, but I planned on the door! WAAAAAAHHHH!"
But eventually I come around :}
Thanks for your hope, Peter - I'll write you privately about things later...

1:47 p.m.  

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