Part 3

  • Pass out and read excerpts from the modern Eshet Chayil.
    • Assignment. Ask students to take time to write in their journals on the following questions:
      • What does eshet chayil mean to you? What is modern Jewish eshet chayil? How are you an eshet chayil?
  • Assignment. Students should write their own personal eshet chayil poems about what they think a valorous (courageous, beautiful, empowered) girl or woman is like, and also about what makes them valourous and special.
    • (optional) Since eshet chayil is an acrostic poem, with one verse for each letter in the Hebrew alphabet, they can write an acrostic poem- with the alphabet, with their name, etc., or a write free-form composition.
  • Ask students to share their creations with the group.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Part 3." (Viewed on July 25, 2021) <https://jwa.org/node/23709>.

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