February 27, 2005

by Reb Yudel
First female Torah scribe forging ahead with breakthrough project

From the San Francisco Jewish paper that starts and ends with J:

Aviel Barclay, a Vancouver, B.C.-based artist, has become the first known certified soferet, or female Torah scribe. Not only that: She’s landed her first commission and is now completing a Torah for Kadima, a Seattle-based Jewish community.

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