Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Forward's Sisterhood Blog


Thanks to Andrea for sending me this link: please see the comment I left (I don't like to take credit for what I didn't do).

"Shalom! I'm humbled that you should include me in this list. I thank you on behalf of all the people who supported my learning and work over the years.

I'd like to point out that I'm only the first female Torah scribe in living memory, not the first one ever. The text in Devarim Shebichtav refers to a woman who wrote a Sefer Torah generations ago, so she, or perhaps one of her predecessors whose name we will never know, deserves the credit you are honouring me with.

For more information on some of the female scribes in our history, please see

Blessings and thanks for the work you do!"

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