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.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


13 Nisan

As Pesach begins Wednesday evening, I posted this week's Parsha blurb over at Radical Torah. Theme: Redemption. Enjoy!
Shir Ha-Shirim/Song of Solomon Copyright A. Barclay. Lightfast ink & Liquitex on hand made floral paper.

The above piece was commissioned as a wedding gift. The chatan & kallah's (groom's & bride's) names are contained within 2 concentric mageyn Davids (stars or shields of David) & surrounded by letters spelling Ha-Shekhinah, the feminine, Divine in-dwelling presence of G@d. The outer ring contains the following words from Shir Ha-Shirim: "For the long wet months are past, the rains have fed the earth & left it bright with blossoms: Birds wing low in the sky, dove & songbird singing in the open air above."

Unity has a redemptive quality. & for Jews this is Redemption Week. Big time.
Chag kasher ve-same'ach

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

your work is beautiful!

9:04 p.m.  
Blogger Regina said...

Beautiful indeed, Aviel. I love the surrounding verse... mind if I use that? Happy Passover to you Aviel...

5:10 a.m.  
Blogger Soferet said...

Thanks a lot, both of you :)
I'm lucky to have had great teachers!
Sure, you can use that, Regina - it's Marcia Falk's translation, just so you know (sorry - I should have written that in the original post).
HappyHappy Passover!

9:24 a.m.  

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