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Speaking of weaving and women’s work… SERAKH BAT ASHER THE HISTORIAN ADDS: Since we were principally a sheepherding people in ancient times, Israelite women mostly wove wool. Some even say that it was we women of Israel who first introduced colored wool garments into Egypt. For did not Joseph have a splendid “coat of many […]
In this portion, and this portion alone, the women of the children of Israel are identified as a significant group within the larger whole,” writes R. Nancy H. Weiner in her dvar Torah, “Of Women and Mirrors.” The Torah unequivocally highlights that women are participating in the single most important sacred endeavor of the community […]
“Paradoxes of Authority,” in Lifecycles, Volume 2 was written by Diane O. Esses (often cited as Cohler-Esses), identified as the first Syrian-Jewish woman ordained as a rabbi.
Are you interested in an interdenominational exploration of Jewish prayer, especially Jewish women’s prayers?
My all-time favorite midrash is a commentary on Numbers/Bamidbar 12:1ff. It identifies Moses’ “Cushite wife,” against whom Miriam complains, as the black ink of the Torah: in this view Miriam believes that Moses has become too wed to the letters of the Torah and its literal meaning, while she continues to advocate for the white […]