The Jewish people were redeemed from Egypt in the merit of the Jewish women. What exactly did the women do? They had faith. Their husbands were doing back breaking labour and feeling lower than low. The wives believed G-d would save the Jewish people.
Again, when the Sea of Reeds was parted for the Jewish people, it was the women who had brought instruments to celebrate the miracle. They didn’t have time to let the bread rise for packing, (which is one of the reasons we eat Matzah) but they did have time to pack up the tambourines.
It is also said that it will be in the merit of women, again, that Mashiach (the messiah) will come.
This post is part of Twitter’s @imabima’s list of writing prompts for the first two weeks of Nissan leading up to Passover.
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