hatam_soferet: (esther)
hatam_soferet ([personal profile] hatam_soferet) wrote2014-07-20 11:44 am
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Remind me not to do interviews, someone

I’m not going to link to the latest one, it’s just embarrassing. But.

I am the only soferet in Canada at the moment, yes, as far as I know. But only because the other Canadian sofrot are expatriate or dead. I am not proud of being the only soferet in Canada, okay? And I told him that and asked him very explicitly to mention the other Canadian sofrot. Zip.

Also, re understanding the text, yes I do understand it, as well as most Jews do. I should have said something gnomic like “No-one can fully understand the holy Torah,” but I was trying to explain that while most of the language is fairly straightforward, there are some words whose meaning is notoriously obscure and I wouldn’t claim to understand those.

And the bit about Torah-writing not being a religiously intense experience, what I said was that you can’t sustain a spiritual high for an entire year. There’s a difference. It’s not like Torah-writing is on the same level as stuffing envelopes.

Finally, baby-faced? Thumb-sucking? Thanks. I’m chubby and sometimes I bite my thumb if I’m thinking hard, yes, but apparently I’m coming over as infantile. Good to know.

I quit doing TV interviews a while back. I think I’m going to quit doing print interviews as well now.

Mirrored from hasoferet.com.

chanaleh: (scream)

[personal profile] chanaleh 2014-07-21 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Gah! I looked up the article because I was just so curious, from that intro, and... gah. Awful. Plus the bit he chose to end on was just the kicker. :-P

I would send your comments above as a letter to the editor. I really would. (At least the first three paragraphs.)