Archive | January, 2015

A Woman With the Faith of Abraham

There is a woman few people remember or even discuss. Yet she is an important person in the lineage of the Jewish people. Her name is Jochebed and she is Moses’ mother. There is so little said about her and her husband in the Word of God that the significance of what is said can […]

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Why Talk About Midwives?

This week I was wondering why the book of Exodus opens with a discussion of midwives. Since God never does or says anything by accident, it must have significance. During a Torah discussion, my rabbi pointed out that Israel was in the womb during her time in Egypt. The harsh treatment was birth pains saying, […]

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The Adulterer

This post expresses something I’ve thought about for years but could never quite put into words. It is certainly something to ponder. Well said, Ruth! Originally posted on Sojourning With Jews: I knew a woman who’d been married and divorced twice, but had no children. One day her boss dropped in to work with his […]

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Conversations Against Judaism

On New Year’s Eve a group of us gathered. We had a great time eating and talking, laughing and praising, dancing and playing games. About 2 a.m. the conversation that had been brewing for a while finally exploded into the focus of the New Year. Being the hostess, I couldn’t totally focus on this discussion […]

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