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, educator, and writer with a background in the performing arts. She is the second woman in history known to have written a Torah, though she suspects there were others we don't know about. Currently, Julie is completing her third Torah for Tamid NYC in Manhattan. Her first was written on display at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, as part of an exhibit titled As it is Written: Project 304,805. Julie is working on a book that chronicles her spiritual journey, addressing themes of inheritance, authenticity, and spiritual transmission. In the past, Julie has worked as a legal intern, a classroom teacher, a baker, and for one glorious day, as a shepherd. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA and resides in the Hudson Valley with her Israeli mutt, Shusha. Please visit her website for more information.