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One of a Dozen in the World: A Torah Written by a Female Scribe

June 15, 2015

Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim commissioned Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli—one of 10 female scribes in the world—to write a Torah scroll for the congregation’s 25th anniversary celebration.

“We want to support the equality of women in all realms of Jewish life,” said the congregation’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman, ‘03. “And this is one significant way to do that.”

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