Avielah Barclay
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Female scribe on the art of the Torah

Avielah Barclay is an Orthodox Jewish woman who is committed to her tradition. Yet in some ways Ms Barclay is also very unusual.

She is a Jewish religious scribe, a job which most Orthodox Jews believe should be reserved for men.

Avielah Barclay spoke to BBC News about her passion for the work and the skills it requires.

  • 05 Jan 2011
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