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 shtetl. Part of the Jewish Biography as History series by Dr. Henry Abramson.
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.
Lovely, interesting, intricate lecture!!
My response to it is this: I recently saw this – 15th century women’s prayer, Italy… I won’t give away any spoilers!
I have a collection of techines in my house. They are beautiful and soulful.