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Posted:  |  Updated: 05/25/12 10:37 AM ET

Jewish Female Scribes: Timeline Of A Modern Movement

Their existence is unprecedented in Jewish history: a growing, loosely knit community of approximately 50 Jewish female scribes living across the United States and in Israel. They span the spectrum of Jewish identity, from post-denominational to Orthodox, but are uniformly motivated by a love of the Hebrew Letter, considered by Jews to be the building blocks of the universe. Below is a history of the nascent movie, with some of the most important milestones, photos, video and links to additional resources. Read a the story, "Soferet: Jewish Female Scribes Receive The Torah."

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Filed by Josh Fleet  |