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Ink of our Own: Women Who Scribe

Have you ever thought about the fact that Torahs are written by hand? Ever wonder who does this work and how they do it? JWA is thrilled to welcome Torah scribe Julie Seltzer to share her story, and what goes into sofrut (the art of sacred writing). Learn about how Julie came to this work and the various projects of which she's been part. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Torahs are written, and examine the Jewish law that has long kept women from this field.

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Julie Seltzer
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Scribe Julie Seltzer works on "As It Is Written: Project 304,805."
Photo by Bruce Damonte, courtesy of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ink of our Own: Women Who Scribe." (Viewed on March 19, 2018) <>.


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