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Category Archives: Woman of Valor

Pesach – to come closer to the Lord


Space to think The month of Niesan 5779 is the month in which we celebrate Passover and remove chamets from our homes in advance. Chamets, sourdough, is spiritually the symbol of our puffiness and sins: all things that keep us from a healthy, reconciled relationship with the Eternal. Passover teaches us that there is no...
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Eshet Chayil (Woman of Valor) and Hanukkah


Incentive The text in Proverbs 31: 10-31 is the song Eshet Chayil, a song to the Strong Woman of Valor of the home, which in Jewish tradition is sung at the celebration of Shabbat on Friday evening. It has inspired me endlessly. The mystical side of the song is the meaning of the text that...
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Human Rights, child marriages and girls’ genital mutilation


See the reason for posting these kinds of topics at the bottom of this article. Female circumcision According to the World Health Organization: WHO and UNICEF, 3 million girls are still at risk of genital mutilation every year. It occurs in 28 African countries in the Near East and in Asia. In countries such as...
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Women in the army of Israel


Women in the Army of Israel When you walk in the northern neighborhood of Jerusalem, Pizgat Ze’ev, you can see an Arab village named: Hizme. The Arab village is about 5 km from Ramallah, the Capital of the Palestinian Authority. (PA). It is located about 7 km from the old town of Jerusalem. Since the...
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Shalom in the Fall of 2020


AUTUMN 2020 Shalom! Register here for our free newsletter! now read in 28 countries     This is a most unusual time when we are approaching the High Holidays: Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot with rules to prevent contamination with the coronavirus. All countries in the world are affected by the virus. Despite this...
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Sheepish


David the Shepherd In the Bible you come across leaders such as King David and some prophets who were shepherds. It turns out to be a very good background for dealing with people. We are not compared to sheep for nothing, we have a lot in common with sheep. Take David to start with. Samuel...
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New ethics for the world: vision from Israel


Mirror Haviva Pedaya is a professor at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev where she heads the Elyachar Center for Sephardic Studies. Her interview with the Jerusalem Report of June 8, 2020 is interesting because she sheds light on the corona crisis from her knowledge as a scientist. It plays an important role in Israel today....
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The courage of the daughters of Tslofchad


Exalted position This compelling and, above all, compelling event surrounding the daughters of Tslofchad in Numbers 27: 1-11, has gone down in history as the action of five women who have had the courage to approach the leadership of Israel at the time because of a tacit legacy. The Torah was supplemented by their action,...
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Esjet Chayil reaches out her hands to the poor!


In Proverbs 31:20 we read of the “strong woman or Eshet Chayil: “She stretches out her hand to the wretched, stretches out her hands to the needy.” Hand here is the Hebrew word Chaf (כף) meaning sole of the foot and hand. Expanding, is from the Hebrew word, paras. (פרש). It also means communicating, expanding,...
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Introducing the G-d of the Bible


A very interesting Jewish scholar is the historian Dennis Prager who has written a book in which he also analyzes the Torah in a rational way. (see below). Moshe Dann writes about this book in the Jerusalem Post of June 10, 2019 citing Prager: “The God introduced in the Torah is the first God in...
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