Strong Jewish Women

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Welcome to Strong Jewish Women


Let's Begin at the Beginning

I guess everything has to start somewhere and this is where I'm starting...

It's time for young Jewish women to remember (or learn???) that Judaism and the Jewish bible have long traditions of Strong women. Beginning even before the Tora was given, women show their strength of character and strength of morality as a shining example for generations of women.

Three of the four Imahot (Matriarchs) had difficulty having children. I believe this was to show that a woman's worth is not solely in her ability to have children. Sara, who didn't become a mother until she was 90 years old, was Avraham's help mate throughout their lives. He listened to her advice and worked with her to welcome guests into their home.

In addition to the Matriarchs, the first 5 books in the Tora (the Pentateuch) include stories of many strong women, Tamar, Miriam, Tzippora, the 5 daughters of Zelaphhod, for example. The Nach -- Prophets and the Writings include stories of many more women including two, Ruth and Esther, who even had books named after them.

As an artist, I have begun to create designs centered around these women. You can see them at
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