for women of biblical faith

Category Archives: Woman of Valor

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...
(Continue reading)


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...
(Continue reading)


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...
(Continue reading)


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...
(Continue reading)


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...
(Continue reading)


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....
(Continue reading)


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,...
(Continue reading)


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,...
(Continue reading)


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...
(Continue reading)


Esther saves her people


The Dutch 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 commandment: Thou shall not commit adultery. He...
(Continue reading)