Alice Lowenstein

A Female Scribe’s Trailblazing Effort

Though the phrase “a new kind of Torah” may seem like an oxymoron, a Jewish community in the state of Washington is preparing to receive just such a thing: a Torah penned by a woman.Kadima, a 27-year-old Jewish congregation in Seattle that had relied on borrowed scrolls, has commissioned Aviel Barclay, the world’s only known, traditionally