Hagar and Ishmael
Not only was she the first
woman on Earth.
She was never created with
bellybutton at birth.
But, since she was taken
from Adam’s rib,
It took many generations
to understand women’s lib.
Rebecca at the Well
The strength within Queen Esther
Making a vital stand.
Saved her people from annihilation
In Persia, her cherished land.
Her power and convictions
Have echoed through the Bible.
Esther’s beauty won the King’s heart
Having no other rival.
Back view with Mordecai and the Jews waiting at the gate
In the collections of: Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, Washington,
Temple Israel, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, the Richmond Library,
Des Moines, Iowa, & Levy Family Collection, Boca Raton, Florida
Sarah Abraham & Isaac
Women’s struggles are no mystery
They go back to Biblical history
Sarah, even in her heart knew
Abraham was given a job by the Almighty to do
So, Abraham took Isaac by his hand
To sacrifice, not knowing, it would be the ram.
But, God blessed Abraham for being so true
And made him the Father of the Hebrew Nation too.
The torment within Sarah’s breast
Shows how women’s struggle was never at rest
In the Collection of : The Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, Massachusetts
Ruth & Naomi