Torah Scribing: A Recipe for a Living Tradition

Torah Scribing: A Recipe for a Living Tradition
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Torah scribe, Julie Seltzer, compares the experience of finding her belated mother's hand-written banana bread recipe on a worn index card and the writing of a Torah scroll. How can the handwriting of each ... See more


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"And it seems that this circuit is contributing in unique ways we didn't realize," he continued. "Learning is made easier." A 2012 study led by Karin James, a psychologist at Indiana University, lent support to that view.

Julie  Seltzer, 


Julie Seltzer is a scribe, Jewish educator, and writer. She is the second woman in history known to have written a Torah scroll. Julie has completed three Torahs, and she lectures nationally at schools and synagogues about the scribal arts. She is currently writing a memoir about the scribal arts and her spiritual journey. Julie is originally from Philadelphia, PA, lived in Israel for eight years, and now resides in the Hudson Valley with her Israeli mutt, Shusha.