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Must One Be a Rabbi to Become a Sofer? Originally Published January 14-15, 2022.

One need not be an ordained rabbi to serve as a sofer, but one must nevertheless absorb and deploy a great deal of knowledge and skill.  A sofer (סופר) is a scribe (the female sofer is a soferet) who transcribes onto parchment the words of sifrei Torah and tefillin and mezuzot.  The acronym formed by […]

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