Head to San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum, where Julie Seltzer, a female scribe known as a soferet, is breaking ground by writing out an entire Torah. Being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field, Seltzer continues to make history, one letter at a time.

Lori Halloran

Victoria Mauleon

Blake McHugh

Adriano Bravo

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Holly Gibson

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Peter Borg

Footage courtesy of
Pam Rorke Levy
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Louise Lo

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