On the 14th (but starting last night, on the 13th at sundown), began the new month, and the month of Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat, on the Jewish calendar. Months on the Hebrew calendar begin on the new moon, and this day is traditionally a women’s half-holiday, with no housework being done, in theory, by women on that day. How I wish that every day would become a day of recognition for women, and for all of those who labour for the benefit of us all. Our society must come to recognize the work that all people do, to care for others, to keep a safe and clean environment for our families and communities, and our society must become more fully inclusive for all of us.
later update: Oops! I forgot to connect those dots: this Psalm is one of those sung as part of Hallel, which is chanted and sung in the morning service of Rosh Chodesh, and most other full holidays.
1.) Search for two different sources showing the Psalm that contains the words “from the depths,” or “Min haMetzar” ( מין המצר ).
2.) Share your interpretation of those words with us in the comments, here, please.
3.) Share your thoughts on how we can help build a more inclusive world, and more inclusive thinking, in our society, please, and then,
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