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Category Archives: Woman of Valor

Esther saves her People


Esther saves her People! By Elze Erwteman   The theologian Abraham Kuyper describes Esther as a girl and according to his interpretation she should not have taken part in the beauty contest which meant that she could become the Queen of the Persian Empire. He believes that Esther because of this, has violated the seventh...
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Woman of Valor, the Hebrew meaning


by Elze ErwtemanA woman of valor: a woman of strength It is a Jewish tradition to read or sing at the beginning of Erev shabbat, Friday night Proverbs 31:10-31. Husbands sing it to their wives to honor them for making the house a home. For me this verse is a great tool for women to...
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Right away she stood up straight and praised G-d


by Cisca Mudde The lost position of a woman and her recovery One shabbat Yeshua was teaching in a Jewish meeting place. A woman was there who had been crippled by an evil spirit for eighteen years. That spirit made her sick; she was completely bent over and couldn’t possibly straighten up. When Yeshua saw...
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Golda Meir, a woman of valor


In an article, “Golda’s notebook for the developing world ‘in” The Jerusalem Report “by Bernard Dichek, we read how Golda Meir during her first visit to Africa in 1961, she the leaders in Africa told that they were neglecting the economic potential of women. In 1961, following the visit to Africa by Golda,  the “Mount...
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Loyalty is rewarded


Loyalty is rewarded  By Sonja Haisma On the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) we read in the synagogue, the book of Ruth. This young Moabite woman marries Mahlon, a Jewish man who moved away from his country with his family because of a famine. It is the period of the Judges, the 13th century BCE, not...
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The influence of Hellenism in Judaism and Christianity


By Cisca Mudde   Hellenism had a strong influence in the world during the time of Alexander the Great. Sexuality and the genders became more important and the new ideas of the Greek culture about the genders were the cause of negative remarks in speech and writings. This we find in Jewish and Christian literature.The...
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Woman using her opportunities


by Elze Erwteman This is the story of a wealthy Shunammite woman that appears in the life of the prophet Elisha in a time of great poverty.We read this story in 2 Kings 4 :8-37 of the woman who lives in Shunem. Her name is not mentioned once, and when this happens we can assume...
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Rachav and Passover


When Israel was at the border of Canaan, Joshua sent two spies to Jericho to explore the country. These two men went inside the tavern that is owned by a prostitute named Rahab. She received men from various nations and therefore hears news from many different countries. Rachav also heard how the Israëlites went out...
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Dinah and Freedom


Dinah grew up in the family of Jacob. The text of Genesis 34:1-4 says that she was the daughter of Leah. Leah was a full-status woman born free, not in slavery. Dinah’s position is called daughter of Jacob and sister of her brothers. Dinah has a protected place within her family. Verse 1 says that...
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Aunty Bettina


  An introduction I was born in Surinam as the youngest of five girls. At a very early age I was already aware of my talents. It appeared as a fact to me that I would become a writer and a dancer in the future. My parents, teachers and others stimulated me to pursue that...
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