This Pesach let’s not forget the women who made the Exodus possible:
- Shifrah and Pu’ah, the midwives who directly violated Pharaoh’s order to kill all of the male babies of the Hebrews
- Yocheved, the mother who had to send her child off into the Nile in the hopes that, maybe, he’d find somewhere safe to live
- Miriam, the young girl who followed her brother down the river to make sure someone found him
- Bitya, the princess who could have very easily decided to ignore the random child floating by her in the river, but instead chose to take him in
- Tzipporah, the daughter of the priest who took care of things herself when her husband wouldn’t
Without Shifrah and Pu’ah, Moses would have died at birth. Without Yocheved, Moses would have probably been found and killed by Pharaoh’s men. Without Miriam and Bitya, Moses would have perished in the Nile. Without Tzipporah, Moses would have been smote by G-d along the way back to Egypt.
Without these women, the Exodus could not have happened as it is written.
Women’s sizes are determined by bad astrology and black magic.