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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Baby Has a Name-Another Strong Biblical Woman!

Just found out today my new granddaughter's name.  It is the name of a strong, brave Eishet Chayil from the Torah, as is her older sister's.

Big sister's name is Naomi, of Ruth and Naomi fame--remember Naomi--meaning beautiful, pleasant, or delightful--was such a good, loving human being that her daughter-in-law, Ruth, did not want to leave her after Naomi's sons and husband died.  She loved G-d, and after her personal tragedies, returned to her people with Ruth, who accepted Judaism and the G-d of the Jewish people.  Encouraged by her mother-in-law, she later became Boaz's wife, from whom the future King David would descend.

Naomi's new little sister's name is Yael.  Yael, who is written about in the book of Shoftim (Judges), was the brave woman who dared go out of her tent, using her beauty and feminine wiles to lure the evil Canaanite general Sisera who was attacking her people, into her tent, getting him drowsy with warm milk, covering and then killing him, thus saving the Jewish people.  Yael's praises are later sung in the song of Devorah, the prophetess, also in the book of Shoftim, thus:

"Blessed by women is Yael, wife of Heber the Kenite; by women in the tent will she be blessed. He asked for water, she gave him milk; in a stately saucer she presented cream. She stretched her hand to the peg and her right hand to the laborers' hammer. She hammered Sisera, severed his head, smashed and pierced his temple" (Judges 5: 24-36).
May G-d bless my new granddaughter (and her sister) with intelligence, modesty, beauty, and righteousness, Amen.

                            תְּבֹרַךְ, מִנָּשִׁים--יָעֵל, אֵשֶׁת חֶבֶר   הַקֵּינִי:    מִנָּשִׁים בָּאֹהֶל, תְּבֹרָךְ.                                                                                                                 



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4 comments:

Batya said...

amen
mazeltov

philo said...

Mazal tov!

Lady-Light said...

Batya: Thank you!!

Philo: (Hmmm, are you a...philosopher?)Thank you!

Mrs. S. said...

Mazal tov and much nachat!

 
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