Later, it was his 12 sons who led The Tribes of Israel. In whose merit will come the Messiah and the final redemption of the Jewish people. To know her is to appreciate her strength and talents.

(Talmud - Sotah 11) The Jewish woman, who today is the one entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining the three mitzvot central to the Jewish home: kashrut, Shabbat, and mikvah. And, just in case you might happen to forget, "Eishet Chayil" is there as a weekly reminder.

After Moses received the Torah from God at Mount Sinai, he offered it first to the Jewish women, for he knew that if they accepted it, it would become part of the Jewish people for all time. Who, in the face of adversity, held steadfast to her trust in the Almighty, even when those around her did not.

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She opens her mouth with wisdom and a lesson of kindness is on her tongue.

She looks after the conduct of her household and never tastes the bread of laziness.

She makes and sells linens; she supplies the merchants with sashes.

She is robed in strength and dignity, and she smiles at the future.

Tenu lah mi-pri yadeha vi-haleluha ba-she'arim ma'aseha. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

She seeks out wool and flax and cheerfully does the work of her hands.

She opens her hands to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.

She has no fear of the snow for her household, for all her household is dressed in fine clothing.

Give her credit for the fruit of her labors, and let her achievements praise her at the gates.

The first time I went to someone's Shabbat table, the husband sang this song, but no one explained it to me, so it could have been Happy Birthday for all I knew.

She senses that her trade is profitable; her light does not go out at night.