Soferet: A Special Scribe

Soferet: A Special Scribe

Soferet: A Special Scribe is a 2005 television documentary about Aviel Barclay, who studied to become a sofer, which is a traditionally male position transcribing Jewish Hebrew texts. The documentary explains how she became the world's first known traditionally trained female scribe in October 2003. The film explores the importance of the Torah in Jewish life, the perfection required to execute a kosher Torah scroll, and a feminist perspective on the battle waged by some Jewish women to assume responsibilities traditionally reserved for men.


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    director Donna and Daniel Zuckerbrot
    events woman
    producer Donna and Daniel Zuckerbrot
    theme documentary