Tuesday, January 12, 2010
"The Women Were Able to Hear"
The Jewish women in Egypt were able to see beyond their momentary enslavement. Servitude did not drag them down so low that they forgot about the possibility of freedom. In spite of the bitterness of their situation, they were able to envision the future redemption. Therefore, they are praised for enticing their husbands to have relations with them in order to bear children. While the men had given up hope, the women believed in a better future. They saw their situation in perspective and understood that whatever they had to tolerate at the moment, was only a tiny piece in the great puzzle of life.