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.

Friday, December 15, 2006



I received confirmation today that I'll be teaching once again at the ALEPH Kallah, thank G@D. It's a biannual Jew-do put on by the Alliance for Jewish Renewal, where they make Yidden of all stripes comfortable: the food is kosher, multiple minyanim are available, & Shabbes-keepers are put together. This is a week-long singing, dancing, drumming, dancing, praying, loving, eating, learning Jewtopia. It's in New Mexico next summer. Check it out.

Shabbat shalom ve-chag Chanukah same'ach!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006



My friend Rory & I did these t-shirt designs together - ok, all I did was the Hebrew script, my own design called "Qeset Ha-Soferet" & first published by MySpace. & I did the writeups on the tags, but everything else was her idea - she's the brainchild.

Anyway, each shirt sports a powerful Hebrew word, as an intention the wearer wishes to put out into the world or carry within themselves. They're meant to be inspirational spiritual gear.

The Hebrew word sports its traslation below:
Soferet mainifest_your_life

& then on the tag there's a further thought, expanding on the impact-word. Like this:
Soferet Passion Tag

Notice that all the shirts are modestly cut so those of us who cover up for religious reasons can wear them! There is a line of baby wear in the making as well...

Interested? They're for sale at PURE here in Vancouver, or you can just e-mail Rory.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006



An elderly homeless man stretched his arms wide to me as he asked this a few hours ago. I smiled & blessed him instead.

I haven't blogged in almost a month, as I have been occupied with catching up on overdue work, preparing for my next teaching engagement, checking in with my mum over medical issues, avoiding a stalker, attending religious & political lectures & moving out of my apartment.

But it's all good.

אוֹר, זָרֻעַ לַצַּדִּיק; וּלְיִשְׁרֵי-לֵב שִׂמְחָה
or zaru'a la-tzadiq u-le-yishrey leyv simchah
Light is sown for the righteous, and for the upright in heart, gladness

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