Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Ve'hayyalim ve'hayyalot

There is a piyyut in the Rosh Hashanah service (Shaharit, first day) with a stanza that reads
וחיילים וחיות יוועדו בקול - the heavenly hosts loudly proclaim [God's greatness]. For years I've said וחיילים וחיילות , my kavana being the earthly hosts, Israel's soldiers male and female. Here's a couple of pictures I found of some of our female soldiers at the kotel:

These wonderful beautiful women have to brave both the enemy and put-downs from our own. Heaven bless them all.