Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Female Torah scribe
Posted by Jim Watts
An American has become "the world's only known, traditionally trained female scribe," according to The Jewish Daily Forward (June, 2005). But the article also describes the continuing halakhic arguments over whether women should be permitted to copy Torah scrolls.