Sarah bas Tovim: The Power of Women’s Prayer

Jewish woman placing a kvitel in the Western Wall. Photo by Yonina via Wikimedia Commons.
Jewish woman placing a kvitel in the Western Wall. Photo by Yonina via Wikimedia Commons.

Sarah bas Tovim was one of the most prolific authors of tekhines, prayers composed specifically for Jewish women in Eastern Europe. Her work illustrates the deeply spiritual lives of simple women, and sheds significant light on the social history of the shtetlPart of the Jewish Biography as History series by Dr. Henry Abramson.

3 thoughts on “Sarah bas Tovim: The Power of Women’s Prayer

  1. The story Der Zivug is so touching and moving. Sarah bas Tovim leaves behind her golden slippers and those slippers lead a groom to his destined bride.

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