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For Women of Valor, Past and Present

By Pat Barr z”l, Rabbi Fredi Cooper, and Lori Lefkovitz

The following is taken from a complete ceremony, "Kavod Ha’em – Honoring A Foremother." It can be recited in memory of one who has departed or all of the language changed to the present tense to make it current for one's family or circle.

A New Eyshet Hayil (A Woman of Valor)

A mother of generations, a woman of valor,
She is precious in the gifts that she gave to our family.
Her children have found trust and truth in these gifts.
We follow in patterns that she taught.

She is robed in strength and dignity, and she smiles at the future.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
We benefit and learn from her wisdom.

May she always be credited for the fruit of her labor and her achievements.
May she live on in glory.

 

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