First woman Torah scribe?!!!
As an artist and professor in the secular academy and a yad maker, I couldn't resist getting involved in this project. The history and art of our tradition, its vast richness and complexity, give evidence that we have come up with just about every angle to every question, every answer and every possibility for over 3,500 years. To hear that as far as we know a woman has never until now scribed a Torah, struck me as astonishing. Making a yad for a Torah rather than for a specific reader or institution is a wonderful challenge for me and the honor of making a yad for this particular Torah is great indeed. I am hoping that my work contributes another layer of hiddur mitzvah (the glorification of a mitzvah).
Laurel Robinson, Professor of Art, Georgia Southwestern State University