Women March for Unity

  • The word and advice of women should be cherished and honored.
  • Men have sometimes too much ego and are not willing to be passive and accept a peaceful family life.
  • Woman have to also see the side of men. Men should see the side of women.

“A woman of valour who can find?”( Proverbs of King Solomon)  It is not easy to be a woman of valour.

Women in a free world have the right to express themselves to the world that they have equal rights.  Their march on January 19 was well organized and gives to woman tremendous respect.  They marched peacefully and expressed their demands peacefully.  Compared to other marches today like Yellow vests in France and Ultra- Orthodox demonstrations in Israel which became sometimes violent, their march should become an example for others of the right way to demonstrate.

Woman in Jewish history have been given the most respect.  Deborah was the leader of the Jewish people in the time of Judges which was the period in Jewish history following the entrance of the Jewish people into the land of Israel under the leadership of Joshua.  During this period which lasted over 400 years the nation was ruled by judges, as the Jews had not yet established a kingship.  Deborah was a prophetess, the fourth Judge and the only female judge mentioned in the bible.  She is even considered to be a saint in the Catholic Church.  She was a brave woman commander and chief of the army of Israel who guided the Jewish nation to attack and conquer Jabin the king of Canaan and their military commander Sisera.  The story is recounted in Judges Chapter 4.

Scripture relates that she rendered her judgments beneath a date palm tree between Ramah in Benjamin and Bethel in the land of Efraim.  (see the caption above)  A Song was composed in her honor which is a victory hymn song by two woman Deborah and Yael who were influential in their victory.

Miriam the sister of Moses is praised in the bible for her bravery as she entered the Red Sea when it was being split with other valiant woman dancing and singing who believed in God and his miracles like it says in Exodus 15, And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aharon took a timbel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbels and with dancing.  Miriam is one of the three patriarchs who are given credit for sustaining the Jewish people forty years in the wilderness.  In her merit it says that the people of Israel had water to drink from a mystical well which followed them in their journeys. When she passed away, the nation of Israel was faced with the danger of death from thirst.  Only through a miracle was Moses able to obtain water for the people through hitting a rock with his mystical rod.  God wanted Moses to speak to the rock and by hitting the rock Moses was punished that he would not be allowed to enter the land.  Miriam placed the cradle of Moses in the river Nile which was gathered from the waters by the daughter of Pharoah.  Moses grew up in the house of Pharoah.  Miriam and Yocheved the mother of Moses are singled out as midwives for their bravery to reject the decree of pharaoh to kill the male children.

The Torah teaches to give honor to women and to cherish them like you care for your own body.  The Kabballa the mystical teachings of Judaism teach that this physical world was created for the woman.  The word and advice of women should be cherished and honored.  Abraham was told by God to listen to his wife Sarah in many instances, including to send away his beloved son Ishmael with Hagar his mother.  Rebecca the wife of Isaac was given the choice by God which of his two children would receive the major blessing of the first born.  She sent Jacob disguised as Esau to receive the blessing of the first born from Isaac her husband. There are four mothers of Israel who are honored Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah. Adam listened to his wife Eve in the Garden of Eden and ate from the Tree of knowledge.  Eve knew that it was the will of God to make a family in the world.  Adam wanted to remain in the Garden of Eden and live an easy life.

Men find difficulty listening to their wives.  The Kabballa teaches that women have a higher level of intuition than men.  Men make life much more complicated than necessary.  These complications sometimes create wars between human beings.  Men have sometimes too much ego and are not willing to be passive and accept a peaceful family life.  Women have passiveness and men are aggressive.  Men find it difficult to be passive and rebel against the advice of women.  They cause as a result women to suffer.  The women and children suffer most from war and destruction.  If the men would consider woman rights they would hesitate to make wars in the world which cause the death of innocent children.

Women have the right to complain about men and their male chauvinism. Women should also understand that men can only be men.  Women are from Venus and men are from mars.  They are different.  The secret of life is to accept them both with respect.  Most problems in the world come about because people think that they are right and the other side is wrong.  Woman have to also see the side of men.  Men should see the side of women.  It shouldn’t be necessary for women to march for equal rights.  There should be more understanding between men and women.  The way the world is progressing the men of the world are ready to give the world to the women of the world and say the world belongs to you.  I don’t think the women of the world are willing to accept this gift from the men who have already given up hope and preparing for doomsday.  Everyone needs God, both man and woman.  No one is perfect.  The Bible teaches, A man without a woman and a woman without a man dwell without happiness.

Women’s Liberation and Women’s Rights parade should not be confused with Gay Parades.  Be proud to be a woman. Women should strengthen themselves and unite. For a woman to become a man transgender weakens the woman and is a danger to Women Unity.  Men also have the right to defend their masculinity and to unite.  For a man to become a woman is against Men’s liberation not like is claimed by Gays.  Be strong in your sex either man or woman but don’t try to be what you are not.

David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.

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