Part 1

  • Explain. Explain to students background on the Eshet Chayil.
    • Discuss. Ask students if anyone’s family recites the prayer, and if so, invite them to describe what they know about it, or what it means to them.
  • Pass out the original Eshet Chayil text to the group and ask them to read it.
    • Encourage them to circle three verses they like, three verses they dislike/want to change, and two verses they have questions about.
    • In partners or small groups, ask students to discuss the prayer and the lines they circled.
  • Discuss. What is the prayer saying? What were the students’ reactions to it? What parts resonate? If it were up to the students, would they say it in their family? Why or why not? If not, what would they say instead?

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Part 1." (Viewed on August 4, 2021) <https://jwa.org/node/23706>.

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