When the evening of the beginning of the Shabbat arrived, Friday evening, it feels like there is peace from heaven for us human children. The Eternal One gives man the opportunity to relax and perhaps to reflect on what we are doing. To see and calibrate how our relationship with Him is doing. In religious Jewish celebrations the text from Proverbs 31: 10-31 is sung among other things: The Strong Woman, in Hebrew: Eshet Cháyil. In English: Woman of Valor, also the name of our website!
We try to get to know this mysterious woman, because she is an instrument of God. It is a high thought, but nevertheless in Judaism people the idea is that our possibilities and gifts should be fully realized. We believe that we must keep the Torah under the direction of Messiah Yeshua. Because there must be reconciliation with God for every person personally. That is offered unto us. And that sacrifice can only be given by Adonai himself, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
In addition, we apply the wisdom of rabbis and law scholars from mainstream Judaism whenever possible, such as with food laws. This website aims to be an incentive to work on our inner self. It is not a website for our exterior, and offers help to be a light in this needy world. You hear people saying that it is less than one minute to twelve and that the world is heading for destruction. I believe that the life of people without Torah leads there.
Man’s greed knows no boundaries and exploiting others is part of our dark side, which leads to self-destruction. A soul without a relationship with God is doomed to fail. A strong woman is worth more than any jewelry. She undertakes, has wisdom, honors God and keeps Torah, takes care of her family if she has one, shows concern in the world. She is connected with Israel, land and people. She speaks words of life from the Bible. In short: there is a lot to do for us!
Elze Erwteman, editor-in-chief