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Passover Special: How One Woman Makes her Mark on an Ancient Profession

“There aren’t many women doing this work—in fact, there are only about ten female scribes in the world right now.”

Torah scribe Julie Seltzer rewrites her own career story

I do ritual Hebrew calligraphy. I just finished writing my first torah, which took fourteen months. The torah is the five books of Moses—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy—which is the first part of the Hebrew Bible. Sometimes when people ask me what I do, I’m tempted to say, “I’m a writer. I’m just finishing up a book, historical fiction, lots of family drama . . .”

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molly | April 19, 2011 | Publishing, Religious, Women | 0

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