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Single Mothers in the Bible?

April 8th, 2015 Posted by Ask the Rabbi 4 comments

Question:

Hi. Were there any Single Mums by choice recorded in the Scriptures?
 
Is it better to be a second wife rather than a Single Mum as per Scripture ? 
 
Thanks,

∼ ELIZABETH K.

Answer:

Dear Elizabeth,

We love questions that challenge us to think and this one certainly did that. Language is incredibly powerful. That is why calling someone bossy vs. strong; homeless vs. a vagrant; illegal vs. undocumented; pro-choice vs. pro-abortion; miserly vs. financially prudent or wealthy vs. stinking rich makes a difference. As George Orwell said, “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

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