Corazon de Swiss

April 9, 2007

Woman of Valor

Filed under: Love & Relationships,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 6:34 pm

I went to a Women’s Seder this weekend- it is an alternative seder (passover celebration) that tells the passover story from the female point of view and the female role in passover.  It is hosted by some of the women from the Temple in my hometown.  A friend of my mom’s is a member and invited me, my mom and my sister.  During the seder everyone presents a Woman of Valor, a real or fictional character.  It is traditionally an honor for a Jewish woman, as the Proverb says- her price is beyond pearls…  But can be used to describe any woman who has been meaningful in your life.
I chose my mom- because she taught me everything I needed to know about being a good woman.  To not be afraid to dream big.  That I could do anything I set my mind to.  That it was not impossible to be a wife, mother and have a job that I would enjoy.  That I could be in a relationship and maintain my individuality.  Because she gave me roots and wings. 
So, who’s your Woman of Valor?

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3 Comments »

  1. My grandma – she’s so forgiving, hilarious and thinks of others before herself. 🙂

    Comment by Alyndabear — April 10, 2007 @ 9:26 pm |Reply

  2. I’ve never been to a Seder, but if I were to ever go to one (would I be allowed if I am not Jewish?) I would totally want to come to a women’s one. Sounds very cool!

    Comment by janet — April 18, 2007 @ 7:23 pm |Reply

  3. Janet,
    You don’t have to be Jewish to go to one. I’m not Jewish either! The women’s seder is considered “alternative” so I don’t think you have to be Jewish to go.
    At the one I was went to, the woman who put it together said she had taken part of it from the Baltimore Women’s Seder.
    It was totally an awesome experience and I highly recommend it, so if you get invited to one, go!

    Comment by corazondeswiss — April 18, 2007 @ 8:15 pm |Reply


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