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Eshet Chayil

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Eshet Chayil: Eshet Chayil (Woman of Valor) is a beautiful 22-verse hymn and alphabetic acrostic from the book of Proverbs. It is traditionally sung in many Jewish homes on Friday night before kiddush.
Although I have not seen it documented, it seems that this originated with the mystics of Safed.
Question: What is the Jewish take on feminine beauty? Is it something to be ignored and neglected? Hidden behind a burka? Response: Not at all. The fact that the Scripture chooses to highlight the beauty of many biblical women – such as Sarah, Rebecca, Ra...
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