Archive | Sukkot Matriarchs 2011

Welcoming Our Matriarchs – Esther

Hello, my name is Esther.  You all probably know my story.  How I was taken as a young woman from my home on the order King Ahasuerus of Persia, to go the royal compound in Shushan, to compete with many beautiful women to become the new queen. You may also know that I kept it […]

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Welcoming Our Matriarchs – Rebekah

Rebekah – By: Deborah Jankowski 1.  Introduction-Genesis 24-28 Daughter of Bethuel and mother (not named, but important) Granddaughter of Milcah, sister-in-law of Abraham Brother was Laban, father of Leah and Rachel Wife of Isaac, who was 40 when we met Mother of Jacob and Esau 2.  Early life I was very young, very beautiful, a […]

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Welcoming Our Matriarchs – Deborah

DEBORAH – By: Susan Glass   My name is Deborah.  I am often referred to as a Prophetess and a Judge; not the kind of judge who has studied the law as in the Hebrew word DAYAN, since I, a mere woman did not have the opportunity to study.  But instead a judge as in […]

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Welcoming Our Matriarchs – Zelophehad’s Daughters

Zelophehad’s Daughters By: Brenda Beck   My name is Mahla and I have 4 sisters named Noah, Hoglah, Milca, and Tirzah. Down through the centuries Rabbis have written many praises about us, that we are wise and virtuous, that we are like the daughters of kings, fine and worthy. Our father’s name was Zelophehad.  He […]

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Welcoming Our Matriarchs – Hannah

HANNAH – By: Nancy Silverman Overview My name is Hannah.  Hannah means graciousness:  kindness, warmth, mercy, compassion.  I am the Mother of Jewish Spirituality. I am one of the two wives of Elkanah, although I was his favorite wife.   He favored me because the Lord had closed my womb.  Penninah was his other wife.  We […]

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Welcoming Our Matriarchs – Sarah

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARAH, THE MATRIARCH AND ANCESTRESS OF THE JEWS by: Bonnie Schupak   The first thing you must know about me: I am Sarah, wife of Abraham, mother of Isaac, who was born to me in a most extraordinary way… Abraham and I came to Israel as part of God’s promise […]

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