Soferet

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Religion
Occupation First certified Soferet (Jewish ritual scribe)
Location Vancouver/London, British Columbia/UK, Canada
Introduction 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 Soferet.com; 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.
Interests Torah, yoga, organic gardening, meditation, cycling, religious co-housing, family, singing, Hebrew, Aramaic, film, books, friends, genealogy, humans, love
Favorite Movies Fiddler on the Roof, Abel Gance's Napoleon, The Great Escape, Buffalo 66, Catch-22, Grosse Pointe Blank, Cinema Paradiso, Jésus de Montréal, Casino Royale, anything with Peter Sellers, or by the National Film Board of Canada
Favorite Music Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, The Group of Five, Sephardi music from Pre-Expulsion Spain, Beck, Klezmer, Neko Case, Rembetika, John Zorn, 80's pop, Moxy Fruvous, Sarah MacLachlan, Stan Rogers, Barenaked Ladies, Rush, Dar Williams, Hank Williams, The Shuffle Demons, Spirit of the West, Ashley MacIsaac, Mary Jane Lamond, Carolyn Mark, Yes, ...really everything, because I'm synesthetic.
Favorite Books Torah, My Name is Asher Lev (Chaim Potok), Island (Aldous Huxley), The Street (Mordecai Richler), The Piano Man's Daughter, Not Wanted on the Voyage (both by Timothy Findlay), The Integral Urban House (Farallones Institute), The Cider House Rules (John Irving), Siddartha (Herman Hesse), anything by Robert Service, Rudyard Kipling, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, David Sedaris or E. Pauline Johnson

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