Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
I close my eyes and fall
back rejoining the strong women of my history
I change my name with Sarai as she becomes Sarah
I pass goatskins to Rivka to disguise Yaakov as Esav
I stand behind the marriage canopy with Rachel as Yaakov unknowingly marries Leah
I strum a harp with Serach as she tells Yaakov that Yosef is still alive
I sing with Miriam as she leads the Jewish women through the parted Yam Suf
I protest with the daughters of Tzelafchad as they ask Moshe for their inheritance
I sit with Devorah under her date tree as she judges the Jewish people
I hand Yael the tent peg to kill Sisera and save her nation
I pray with Chana in the Mishkan at Shiloh as she beseeches Hashem for a child
I fast with Esther as she prepares to approach Achashverosh and try to save her people
I cry tears of joy as Shelomtzion reinstates the Sanhedrin and rule of the Perushim
I hold the basket for Yehudis to place Holofernes’ severed head
I commentate on Jewish law and Torah with Bruriah among the Talmudic sages
I practice my religion in secret, the price of discovery death, with Gracia Mendes Nasi
I establish the first Bais Yaakov school for girls with Sarah Schenirer and help save Jewish observance and education
I write about the Torah portion with Nechama Leibowitz and bring Israeli Jews back to Torah
I chronicle life in captivity in the cramped Annex with Anne Frank
I walk alongside Chana Senesh to death by Nazi gunshot
I learn Jewish studies in a yeshiva classroom with my fellow classmates
These women paved the way
for me, my daughters, my granddaughters
for Jewish women of every generation
to blossom into the strong women we have the potential to be.
After all, it’s in our history.
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Leah Katz, a TeenZone camper at Oorah’s TheZone summer camp and an 11th grader at Midwood High School, read her winning essay about how TheZone changed her views on Judaism at the Jewish Heritage Awards Ceremony held at Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’s office in April. The purpose of the Jewish Heritage Essay Contest is to acquaint public school students with Jewish history and customs and to help foster a deeper understanding of Jewish culture. The contest is open to students of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Leah’s essay is reproduced in full below.
Moshe Sharett, the head of the Jewish Agency’s Political Department, visited Egypt in 1945. In Cairo he met a most remarkable young woman, a beautiful journalist who was the darling of Egyptian high society – from high-ranking military brass, to culture icons and Muslim sheikhs, to the court of King Faruk.
The two proceeded to talk about everyday things and surprisingly her mother-in-law did not find anything else to criticize. This occurred a few more times, with my client changing the topic every time by complimenting her mother-in-law or mentioning something positive about her.
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Jewish Press columnist Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, founder and president of Hineni, the international Torah outreach organization, recently addressed an overflowing audience at the Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine in southern California. Rebbetzin Jungreis’s address theme, “Making a Good Relationship Magical,” was apropos for the evening’s main mission: raising funds for the Irvine community’s mikveh.
You have probably been planning your marriage since you were about three. Let’s fast-forward to a big milestone– your twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. (Don’t worry, you don’t look a day over twenty one!) Now, would you appreciate your husband buying you a dozen roses that some florist recommended?
As I mentioned in my earlier articles about our family trip to Israel, our night flight went pretty smooth, thanks to my children’s willingness to sleep throughout the flight. I, on the other hand, didn’t sleep a wink and I wasn’t feeling too great by the time we landed. But we were finally in Israel, and just being in the beautifully renovated Ben Gurion airport and hearing all the Hebrew around us was exciting enough.
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Welcome back to “You’re Asking Me?” where we attempt to answer questions sent in by people who fortunately have fake names, so they won’t be embarrassed. I don’t know how they got through school, though.
Speechless wonder is the reaction to the beautiful vision seen though the Arch of the Keshet Cave at the Adamit Park in the Galilee. One of the most amazing natural wonders in Eretz Yisrael, the Me’arat Hakeshet — also known as the Rainbow Cave or Arch Cave — can be found up against the Israel-Lebanon border just a few kilometers from Rosh Hanikra and the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea. It is situated amid the wild scenery on the cliffs of Nachal Betzet and Nachal Namer, on the Adamit Ridge.
A little while ago, I was at my friend’s house for Shabbos. Her younger sister, who was in second grade, had a friend over; let’s call her T. According to today’s beauty standards, T was absolutely gorgeous. In addition to being physically appealing, her personality was totally adorable.
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