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Episode: “Educators / Lois & Eunice”
Women’s positive imprints upon their male (and female) children are noted in this segment. It is often said, “Behind every good man is a good mother!” Beth Furst, an art teacher at a Messianic school in Jerusalem, tells Sandra how teaching helps us grow in the Lord.
Series: “She Shall Be Called Woman”
In this teaching series, Dr. Jeffrey Seif opens up the Hebrew Scriptures and focuses on God’s wonderful creation of Man’s human complement: Woman. Sandra Levitt contributes interviews with women who are passionate in their areas of expertise. Eight 30-minute TV Programs on 2 DVDs.

Caption transcript for She Shall Be Called Woman: “Educators / Lois & Eunice” (6/8)

  • 00:04 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT
  • 00:09 SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN.
  • 00:13 I CAME FORTH FROM A MAN...
  • 00:14 BUT I FOUND FAVOR WITH HIM...
  • 00:16 AND TRUE SUCCESS IS NOT MEASURED IN WEALTH AND POWER BUT IN THE ESTATE IN ONE'S HEART...
  • 00:22 I'VE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER AND MORE FULFILLED...
  • 00:25 I RAISED HIM UP STRICTLY IN THE FAITH AND THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS...
  • 00:30 AND NOW I WANT TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK...
  • 00:32 I BELIEVE ELOHIM MEANT IT TO BE THIS WAY...
  • 00:34 SHE'S STILL A CORNERSTONE OF WISDOM TO THE FAMILY...
  • 00:37 BUT YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART...
  • 00:56 I CAN NEVER SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT MY SON TIMOTHY.
  • 01:00 THAT'S HIM AS A BOY WHEN I WAS TEACHING HIM THE ALPHABET.
  • 01:03 OH, HE WAS THE BRIGHTEST AND THE MOST WELL BEHAVED CHILD A MOTHER COULD EVER HOPE FOR.
  • 01:09 I RAISED HIM UP STRICTLY IN THE FAITH, THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS AS MY MOTHER LOIS HAD TAUGHT ME.
  • 01:15 AND AS HE GREW UP TO BECOME A MAN HE NEVER DEPARTED FROM OUR TEACHINGS.
  • 01:21 IT'S A MOTHER'S DREAM TO SEE HER CHILD BECOME SUCCESSFUL
  • 01:24 AND TRUE SUCCESS IS NOT MEASURED IN WEALTH AND POWER BUT IN THE ESTATE OF ONE'S HEART.
  • 01:31 MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME THAT.
  • 01:34 SHE'S STILL A CORNERSTONE OF WISDOM TO THE FAMILY.
  • 01:37 AND AS I SEE MY SON SHARING HIS TESTIMONY OF SALVATION THROUGH OUR MESSIAH, YESHUA,
  • 01:44 WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY JOY AND GRATIFICATION.
  • 01:50 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:51 JEFFREY SEIF WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 01:53 SHALOM. WELCOME BACK.
  • 01:54 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WOMEN TODAY.
  • 01:56 WE'VE JUST SEEN A DRAMA WITH LOIS AND EUNICE.
  • 01:59 TWO GREAT WOMEN.
  • 02:00 JUST GREAT.
  • 02:02 THE SERIES, "SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN",
  • 02:04 THIS IS JUST A TERRIFIC NAME OF A SERIES -
  • 02:06 "WOMAN" - I LOVE IT!
  • 02:07 AND THERE'S A GREAT STORY HERE OF A WOMAN, OR A STORY OF WOMEN
  • 02:11 THAT NURTURE THE NEXT GENERATION GOODNESS THEY DO IT SO WELL.
  • 02:15 WHAT KIND OF A ROLE MODEL AM I FOR MY CHILD
  • 02:17 WHO IN TURN BECOMES A ROLE MODEL FOR HIS CHILD?
  • 02:20 AND IN THIS CASE, THE GRANDMOTHER, THE MOTHER
  • 02:23 AND THEN THE PRAYING
  • 02:24 AND THEN THE FAITH OF THE SON, I THINK IS WONDERFUL, TIMOTHY.
  • 02:26 THEY EDUCATE, REAR UP THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 02:28 ABSOLUTELY
  • 02:29 YOU WERE A TEACHER, WEREN'T YOU? EDUCATOR
  • 02:31 I WAS A HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR.
  • 02:32 AND YOU ARE A TEACHER.
  • 02:33 18 YEARS AS A PROFESSOR. >>18 YEARS
  • 02:35 THIS IS ANOTHER KIND OF EDUCATION, THOUGH.
  • 02:37 ITS MORAL DEVELOPMENT, NOT JUST INTELLECTUAL. CORRECT?
  • 02:39 AND HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT NOW IN THESE DAYS?
  • 02:41 JUST TERRIFIC
  • 02:42 HERE'S JEFF IN ISRAEL.
  • 02:43 SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN.
  • 02:46 IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT IT TAKES A MAN TO BUILD A HOUSE.
  • 02:51 OF COURSE IT DOES.
  • 02:53 THESE BRICKS ARE HEAVY.
  • 02:55 THESE LOGS ARE HEAVY AS WELL AND IT TAKES A MAN TO PUT IT TOGETHER.
  • 02:58 WHILE IT TAKES A MAN TO BUILD A HOUSE,
  • 03:02 LIKEWISE, ITS BEEN SAID THAT IT TAKES A WOMAN TO BUILD A HOME.
  • 03:09 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 03:11 STICKS AND BRICKS, THIS IS ONE THING BUT BUILDING UP THE GENERATION IS ANOTHER THING.
  • 03:18 AND WHILE THIS CAN BE DONE IN A MATTER OF DAYS OR WEEKS
  • 03:22 THIS WORK HERE TAKES PLACE OVER A MATTER OF YEARS.
  • 03:27 AND ITS MOTHER WHOSE PRINCIPALLY RESPONSIBLE.
  • 03:31 SO MUCH OF WHAT THE CHILDREN BECOME THEY BECOME BECAUSE OF MOM.
  • 03:37 MOTHER, LOOK!
  • 03:41 "Alef", "Mem", "Tav"
  • 03:45 THE HEBREW WORD "Emet", 'TRUTH".
  • 03:49 THEY LEARNED THE TRUTH IN SO MANY WAYS.
  • 03:51 ITS MOTHER WHO TEACHES, EDUCATES IN HOW TO WRITE, HOW TO THINK, HOW TO BEHAVE.
  • 03:58 I BELIEVE ITS FOR THIS REASON THAT IN THE HEBREW BIBLE WISDOM, "Chacham", "SMARTS",
  • 04:04 IS PERSONIFIED AS A FEMALE.
  • 04:07 WISDOM SPEAKS, SHE SAYS THIS, SHE DOES THAT IN THE BOOK OF PROVERBS.
  • 04:14 "Sh'lomo", SOLOMON KNOWS A LOT ABOUT WISDOM.
  • 04:17 IN FACT HIS BOOK STARTS OFF IN THE PROLOGUE,
  • 04:27 HOLDING ON TO MOM'S INSTRUCTION IS A TAD BIT FIRMER.
  • 04:31 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 04:33 AGAIN, BECAUSE OF SO MUCH OF WHAT THE CHILD BECOMES
  • 04:36 THEY BECOME BECAUSE OF THE IMPRINT THAT MOM LEAVES UPON THEM.
  • 04:40 IN THIS SERIES WE'RE LOOKING AT WOMEN IN GENERAL.
  • 04:44 AND HERE WE WANT TO LOOK AT THE CONTRIBUTION IN THE EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG IN PARTICULAR.
  • 04:51 FOR INSTANCE, XAVIER SAID,
  • 04:53 "GIVE ME YOUR CHILDREN FOR THE FIRST SEVEN YEARS, ANYONE CAN HAVE THEM AFTERWARD."
  • 04:59 ANOTHER WISE PERSON SAID ONCE THAT"THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD."
  • 05:05 IN A MOMENT WE'RE GOING TO GO TO A FAMOUS RABBI, "Rav Shaul",
  • 05:11 COMMONLY REFERRED TO IN SOME CIRCLES AS THE APOSTLE PAUL.
  • 05:15 AND WE'LL ENTER INTO THE WORLD OF SOME CONVERSATION HE HAS WITH
  • 05:19 HIS FAVORITE "Talmidim" [STUDENT],
  • 05:22 A DISCIPLE NAMED TIMOTHY.
  • 05:24 AND WE'LL HEAR PAUL REMIND TIMOTHY THAT WHAT HE WAS HE BECAME IN LARGE MEASURE
  • 05:29 BECAUSE OF HIS MOTHER AND HIS GRANDMOTHER.
  • 05:32 AND IN THE PROCESS OF LOOKING AT THAT STORY WE'LL CONSIDER WOMEN
  • 05:36 AND HOW IT IS THEY MAKE SUCH A CONTRIBUTION IN THEIR CHILDREN AND IN THE WORLD AT LARGE.
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  • 06:28 WHEN PEOPLE FIND THEMSELVES HARD PRESSED AT THE RAGGED EDGE OF LIFE
  • 06:34 THEY TEND TO ARTICULATE THINGS THAT HAVE GREAT VALUE TO THEM.
  • 06:39 THEIR THOUGHTS RUN DEEP.
  • 06:41 THEIR EMOTIONS RUN STRONG.
  • 06:44 AND WITHIN THEIR CEREBRAL CORTEX THEY FRAME THOUGHTS
  • 06:50 THAT SO MUCH GIVE DEFINITION TO WHAT THAT PERSON IS ALL ABOUT AND WHAT THEY THINK.
  • 06:57 ITS FOR THAT REASON IN PART THAT WHEN IN FOXHOLES, WHEN FACING AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
  • 07:03 A SOLDIER IS MORE APT TO WRITE A LETTER TO HIS MOTHER THAN TO HIS FATHER.
  • 07:09 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 07:10 DISCOMFORTED AS THE SOLDIER IS THE TENDENCY IS TO DRAW UPON MEMORIES AND EMOTIONS
  • 07:18 OF THAT PERSON THAT CAME TO HIM IN TIMES OF TROUBLE.
  • 07:22 NOW THERE'S AN OLD SONG, "WHEN I FIND MYSELF IN TIMES OF TROUBLE MOTHER MARY COMES TO ME."
  • 07:28 WELL, MOTHER MARY, MOTHER SALLY, WHATEVER, THE REASON WHY I MENTION THIS AT THIS JUNCTURE
  • 07:33 IS BECAUSE WHEN THE APOSTLE PAUL IS RIGHT UP AGAINST THE GRAVE
  • 07:39 WHEN HE WRITES II TIMOTHY
  • 07:40 HE SAYS AS MUCH,
  • 07:42 "I FOUGHT THE FIGHT,
  • 07:43 I FINISHED THE RACE".
  • 07:45 HE GIVES HIS VALEDICTORY SPEECH.
  • 07:47 HE KNOWS HE'S AT THE RAGGED EDGE
  • 07:49 AND HE FINISHES THE NOTE SIGNING OFF TO TIMOTHY AND SAYING, "THANK YOU VERY MUCH".
  • 07:54 BUT HE BEGINS THE LETTER DRAWING UPON MEMORIES OF A TIME WHEN HE FIRST ENCOUNTERED TIMOTHY.
  • 08:04 OH, HE'S THRILLED THAT TIMOTHY HAS BEEN SO VERY LOYAL, SO VERY FAITHFUL.
  • 08:09 WHEN YOU'VE LIVED LIFE FOR AWHILE YOU TEND TO PLACE A PREMIUM ON CHARACTER OVER CHARISMA.
  • 08:15 LOYALTY IS IN VERY HIGH DEMAND AND VERY SHORT SUPPLY.
  • 08:20 WHEN NOTING HIS STERLING CHARACTER PAUL REMINDS TIMOTHY WHERE HE GOT IT FROM.
  • 08:29 IN FACT HE REMINDS HIMSELF
  • 08:31 IN CHAPTER 1, VERSE 5 HE SAYS,
  • 08:35 ..." TO REMEMBRANCE,"TIMOTHY",
  • 08:37 WHO HAD A JEWISH MOTHER BY THE WAY.
  • 09:00 WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME PAUL HAS ENCOUNTERED MANY INSINCERE PEOPLE.
  • 09:04 HE GOES ON TO SAY AS HE FINISHES HIS INTRODUCTION, IN VERSE 15 HE SAYS,
  • 09:15 "BUT TIMOTHY YOU HAVE BEEN RESOLUTE."
  • 09:18 TIMOTHY WAS RESOLUTE IN PART BECAUSE OF THINGS THAT WERE SOWN INTO HIM WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER.
  • 09:25 HENCE, HEREIN WE SEE AN EXAMPLE OF THE VALUE OF A WOMAN.
  • 09:31 THAT IS TO SAY THAT PAUL CREDITS TIMOTHY BEING WHO HE IS
  • 09:38 BECAUSE OF THE WOMEN IN HIS WORLD THAT GUIDED HIM.
  • 09:43 DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY JUST SAT DOWN AND OPENED UP SCROLLS.
  • 09:46 THERE'S SOME OF THAT BECAUSE THESE WOMEN OPENED UP THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 09:50 ITS TRAGIC TODAY, PEOPLE THINK "WELL, I'LL JUST SEND THE CHILDREN OFF TO A RABBI"
  • 09:54 "OR TO A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER IN A CHURCH"
  • 09:57 "AND ITS INCUMBENT UPON THOSE PROFESSIONALS TO GIVE MY KID A MEASURED RELIGIOUS EDUCATION."
  • 10:05 THAT THOUGHT REALLY DOESN'T EXIST IN THE JEWISH WORLD, NOT THIS WORLD.
  • 10:08 ITS IMPERATIVE THAT THE FAMILY GIVE THE CHILD THE VIRTUE.
  • 10:14 ITS IMPERATIVE THAT THE MOTHER INCULCATE THE RELIGIOUS SEEDS INTO THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 10:19 THESE WOMEN DID A GOOD JOB.
  • 10:22 WHEN WE MOVE ON IN THE 3RD CHAPTER PAUL HERE IS ENCOURAGING TIMOTHY AND US BY ASSOCIATION
  • 10:33 TO CONTINUE IN THE THINGS THAT ARE LEARNED.
  • 10:36 WHAT CAN HAPPEN WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME OWING TO PRESSING EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES,
  • 10:43 THINGS CAN IMPINGE UPON US,
  • 10:44 WE CAN EXPERIENCE PRESSURES AND DIFFICULTIES THAT WE DIDN'T COUNT UPON.
  • 10:49 BUT ITS GOOD THAT WE DRAW UPON CORE VALUES IN ANSWERING THE TROUBLES OF THE DAY.
  • 10:55 AND ITS MOTHER IN SO MANY WAYS WHO INSTILLS THOSE VALUES.
  • 11:00 WELL, HERE PAUL SAYS,
  • 11:10 CERTAINLY YOU HAVE A TACIT INFERENCE HERE TO REMEMBER YOUR MOTHER'S EXAMPLE.
  • 11:16 THE REASON WHY I SAY TACIT IS BECAUSE WHAT'S EXPLICIT,
  • 11:20 WHAT'S NOTED THEN IS FROM WHOM YOU LEARN WHAT.
  • 11:23 HE SAYS IN VERSE 15,
  • 11:34 WE KNOW THAT MOTHER GUIDED THE FELLOW.
  • 11:39 IN THE PROCESS OF SO DOING THERE'S THINGS THAT HE LEARNED.
  • 11:42 HE'S GOING TO ENCOUNTER PAUL.
  • 11:45 HE'S GOING TO ENCOUNTER JESUS.
  • 11:48 THIS IS A FELLOW RAISED BY A JEWISH MOTHER AND A NON-JEWISH FATHER
  • 11:52 WHO'S GOING TO COME FAITH IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH JESUS.
  • 11:57 BEFORE JESUS EVER GETS A HOLD OF HIM HIS MOTHER DID.
  • 12:00 AND HE WAS A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING.
  • 12:03 LIFE CAN GRIND AWAY AT PEOPLE.
  • 12:05 IT CAN GRIND US INTO POWDER.
  • 12:07 ITS GOOD TO HAVE A BIBLICAL FOUNDATION
  • 12:09 AND ITS GOOD TO APPRECIATE A WOMAN WHO HELPS GUIDE THE BOYS AND GIRLS
  • 12:15 TO BE THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT GOD WOULD HAVE THEM TO BE.
  • 12:21 I LOVE THE TEACHING IN ISRAEL.
  • 12:23 I LOVE HEARING ABOUT LOIS AND EUNICE.
  • 12:25 I LOVE PERSONALLY FOR ME HOW IT IS TO TEACH A CHILD HOW TO WALK WITH THE LORD.
  • 12:30 THERE'S NOTHING GREATER FOR ME IN THIS WHOLE WORLD.
  • 12:33 WELL NOW SANDRA THAT'S NOT THE SPIRIT OF THIS AGE >>(Sandra laughing) NO ITS NOT.
  • 12:36 THAT SAYS THAT WOMEN EDUCATING CHILDREN, RAISING THEM UP,
  • 12:39 IS MARGINAL WHILE THERE'S MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO ATTEND TO.
  • 12:42 ITS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT.
  • 12:43 ITS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT AND YET REALLY FOR ME NOTHING...
  • 12:46 IF SOMEBODY SAID TO YOU OR TO ME, "WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR YOUR CHILD?"
  • 12:52 IT IS THAT HE KNOWS THE LORD, IT TRULY IS.
  • 12:54 WHAT SPIRIT DRIVES THE CULTURE
  • 12:56 TO DISCONNECT A WOMAN FROM HER CHILDREN?
  • 13:00 WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN RAISING UP THE NEXT GENERATION?
  • 13:04 RIGHT, TEACHING THEM TO PRAY, TEACHING THEM TO WITNESS, TEACHING THEM TO HAVE FAITH.
  • 13:09 WHAT COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT?
  • 13:10 WE HAVE EDUCATION TODAY THAT'S MORALLY BANKRUPT,
  • 13:13 THAT THE PURPOSE IS READING, WRITING AND ARITHMETIC.
  • 13:16 BUT IF I UNDERSTAND YOU CORRECTLY
  • 13:17 THERE'S MORE THAN JUST LEARNING ABOUT READING, WRITING AND ARITHMETIC.
  • 13:20 RIGHT, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE. THIS IS REALLY IT.
  • 13:23 SCIENCES ARE IMPORTANT,
  • 13:25 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS IMPORTANT.
  • 13:26 RIGHT, YES
  • 13:27 BUT WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO AT ONE LEVEL
  • 13:29 IF ONE IS TRAINED UP PROFESSIONALLY
  • 13:31 AND IS SUCCESSFUL FINANCIALLY BUT IS ABYSMAL MORALLY.
  • 13:33 AND WE HAVE A LOT OF THAT TODAY.
  • 13:35 RIGHT, MAN CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS.
  • 13:37 YOU CAN ONLY SERVE ONE MASTER.
  • 13:39 AND THIS IS THE MASTER THAT I WANT TO SERVE.
  • 13:40 YES AND THERE'S A GRANDMOTHER AND A MOTHER
  • 13:42 THAT ARE INTRODUCING A YOUNG MAN TO THAT MASTER.
  • 13:44 GENERATION AFTER GENERATION AFTER GENERATION,
  • 13:48 TEACH A CHILD THE WAY HE IS TO GO AND HE'LL GO.
  • 13:50 AND THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT EUNICE AND LOIS, NOT JUST THE MOTHER, BUT THE GRANDMOTHER.
  • 13:55 ITS HARD TO OVERSTATE THE VALUE THAT A WOMAN PLAYS IN RAISING UP THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 14:02 I KNOW, I AGREE.
  • 14:04 THE MORAL DEVELOPMENT, THE ETHICS, THE SUBSTANCE, THE CHARACTER,
  • 14:06 SO MUCH COMES FROM MOM.
  • 14:08 ITS ANOTHER ATTRIBUTE OF WOMEN.
  • 14:10 ITS ANOTHER WONDERFUL ASPECT OF WOMEN THAT I THINK I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT.
  • 14:15 DO YOU THINK THAT WAS MARGINALIZED TOO MUCH IN A PREVIOUS GENERATION?
  • 14:20 THAT IS THAT WOMEN SHOULDN'T BE AS CONCERNED FOR HOME AND HEARTH?
  • 14:24 SOMETIMES I THINK A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE LIKE YOU SAID IN YOUR TEACHING,
  • 14:28 SENT THEM OFF TO ANOTHER SCHOOL, SENT THEM SOMEWHERE ELSE TO BE TAUGHT,
  • 14:32 "THAT WASN'T MY JOB.I'LL LET SOMEBODY ELSE DO THAT."
  • 14:35 AND I THINK NOW WE'RE COMING AROUND TO SEEING MUCH MORE HANDS ON IN THE HOME, I REALLY DO.
  • 14:40 ARE YOU FINDING A LOT OF CHRISTIAN WOMEN INVOLVED IN EDUCATION TOO,
  • 14:44 NOT ONLY LOVING THEIR OWN CHILDREN BUT OTHERS AS WELL?
  • 14:46 THAT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE THE WOMAN THAT I INTERVIEWED, BETH FURST, IN ISRAEL,
  • 14:50 WONDERFUL EDUCATOR, BUT HERE'S THE TRICK...NOT TRICK...
  • 14:54 BUT HERE'S THE REALLY SPECIAL THING, SHE'S AT A MESSIANIC SCHOOL IN ISRAEL.
  • 15:00 THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 15:03 LOVES THE LORD, LOVES TEACHING, LOVES GIVING THE KIDS THE GROUND WORK.
  • 15:06 I ASKED HER, I ASKED ABOUT HOW LONG AND WHY, WHY DID YOU MOVE TO ISRAEL?
  • 15:11 HERE'S WHAT BETH HAD TO SAY.
  • 15:14 MY HUSBAND HAD LIVED IN ISRAEL ON A KIBBUTZ
  • 15:18 AND HE HAD ALWAYS MEANT TO RETURN.
  • 15:20 AND I HAD ALWAYS FELT
  • 15:22 THAT I WAS GOING TO COME.
  • 15:24 SO WE WERE IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES
  • 15:26 DOING TWO DIFFERENT THINGS
  • 15:28 IN THE MESSIANIC LIFESTYLE.
  • 15:30 BUT GOD PUT US TOGETHER.
  • 15:32 AND I THINK FOR FOUR YEARS
  • 15:34 WHICH IT TOOK US FOUR YEARS TO ACTUALLY MARRY.
  • 15:36 WE DISCUSSED COMING TO ISRAEL AND LIVING HERE
  • 15:39 AND IN OUR HEARTS WE REALLY BELIEVED THAT IT WOULD HAPPEN.
  • 15:42 IT DIDN'T HAPPEN SO QUICKLY.
  • 15:44 IN THAT INTERIM WE ADOPTED A LITTLE GIRL FROM PARAGUAY.
  • 15:48 AND THEN WHEN WE FINALLY WERE GETTING CLOSE TO OUR 50s,
  • 15:52 THINKING IT WAS HE JUBILEE YEAR COMING UP. >>RIGHT, THAT'S CORRECT.
  • 15:56 THAT WE KIND OF... WE WERE COMING DOWN TO A PLACE OF SAYING,
  • 15:59 "IF WE DON'T DO IT NOW,
  • 16:00 WE WON'T DO IT." >>WHEN ARE WE GONNA DO IT?
  • 16:02 WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IT, WE'VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT,
  • 16:04 WE'VE GOT A DAUGHTER, WE'VE GOT A FAMILY.
  • 16:06 WE'VE COMPLETED WHAT WE FELT LIKE SHOULD BE COMPLETED.
  • 16:11 AND IF WE DIDN'T TAKE THE STEP WE THOUGHT THE DOOR WOULD BE CLOSED.
  • 16:14 SO WE CAME AND IN THE BEGINNING
  • 16:17 IT WAS THE TOUGH STORY THAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS
  • 16:20 STARTING AT THE BOTTOM, STARTING OVER,
  • 16:22 GOING FROM BEING A SOMEBODY TO A NOBODY.
  • 16:26 GOING FROM BEING KNOWN AND HAVING MANY FRIENDS
  • 16:29 TO BEING NO ONE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE
  • 16:32 AND YOU'RE AN ANT ON THE WALL.
  • 16:34 START OVER.
  • 16:36 BUT GOD HAD A PLAN
  • 16:37 AND I HAD 30 YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE FOR PRE-SCHOOL BEHIND ME
  • 16:42 AND AN ART BACKGROUND. >>YES
  • 16:44 AND I WAS NOW GETTING A LITTLE OLD TO BE THAT PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER,
  • 16:48 ALTHOUGH I BROUGHT ALL MY THINGS WITH ME THINKING I WOULD BE STARTING AGAIN.
  • 16:51 INSTEAD I GAVE THEM AWAY.
  • 16:54 AND MEKOR HATIKVA, THE MESSIANIC SCHOOL IN JERUSALEM
  • 16:57 NEEDED AN ART TEACHER AND ASKED IF I WOULD LIKE TO TRY.
  • 17:02 SO I WAS NOT AN ART TEACHER BUT I TRIED
  • 17:05 AND ITS 2 AND A HALF YEARS LATER NOW AND I'VE BEEN LIKE OTHER PEOPLE WHO COME TO ISRAEL,
  • 17:12 LEARNING AS I GO AND TEACHING AS I GO WHAT I'M LEARNING.
  • 17:17 AND ITS BEEN A GREAT THING BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THIS IS WHERE GOD ULTIMATELY WAS CALLING ME TO BE.
  • 17:26 THERE IS SOMETHING IN ECCLESIASTES THAT SAYS,
  • 17:29 "WHATEVER YOUR HAND FINDS TO DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT."
  • 17:32 RIGHT
  • 17:33 AND I ALWAYS FIND THINGS TO DO..
  • 17:34 IF ITS NOT ONE THING, ITS ANOTHER THING.
  • 17:36 IF I'M NOT GETTING PAID, FINE, I'LL BE A VOLUNTEER.
  • 17:38 IF YOU NEED SOMETHING DONE I'LL HELP, I CAN DO IT.
  • 17:42 AND THAT'S BEEN SORT OF MY SCRIPTURE TO LIVE BY.
  • 17:45 SO I THINK FALLING INTO A NEED HERE THAT HAD TO DO WITH ART
  • 17:51 WAS JUST FINDING SOMETHING TO DO AND I FOUND WAYS TO TEACH THIS WITH ALL MY MIGHT.
  • 17:58 AND THE KIDS ARE GRABBING HOLD OF IT WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT.
  • 18:01 AND ITS BEEN A GREAT COMING TOGETHER AND DOING A LOT FOR THEM ALSO IN THE LAND.
  • 18:07 OH, IT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 18:09 WE'RE SITTING I THINK HERE IN YOUR CLASSROOM
  • 18:11 AND I'M LOOKING AT ALL THE PICTURES,
  • 18:13 THERE'RE JUST WONDERFUL THINGS IN HERE.
  • 18:14 HOW WONDERFUL IT IS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN TO EXPRESS ART.
  • 18:18 ITS NOT ONLY JUST THAT,
  • 18:21 AND THAT'S A BIG PART OF IT,
  • 18:23 BUT THE ART IN THIS CLASS IS A PLACE
  • 18:27 THAT THE KIDS CAN COME TOGETHER
  • 18:29 AND THEY CAN ALL SUCCEED.
  • 18:31 AND ISRAEL IS A STRUGGLE
  • 18:33 AND THE KIDS THAT COME HERE,
  • 18:34 THEY'RE COMING IN FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
  • 18:36 WITH DIFFERENT LANGUAGES,
  • 18:38 DIFFERENT STRENGTHS OR WEAKNESSES IN THE LANGUAGE OF HEBREW.
  • 18:41 AND THEY COME INTO THIS PLACE
  • 18:43 AND ITS NOT A LANGUAGE OF WORDS,
  • 18:46 IT'S A LANGUAGE OF EXPRESSION.
  • 18:49 AND THERE'S NO RIGHT AND THERE'S NO WRONG AND THEY CAN ALL DO IT.
  • 18:52 THAT'S RIGHT
  • 18:53 AND THAT'S WHAT I LOVE BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE MYSELF.
  • 18:56 AND I KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO HAVE A PLACE THAT YOU CAN SUCCEED.
  • 19:02 IF YOU CAN'T DO IT IN OTHER WAYS AND OTHER PLACES THAT ARE IMPORTANT,
  • 19:05 AT LEAST YOU CAN DO IT HERE AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT AND YOU'RE ACHIEVING SOMETHING.
  • 19:09 WELL, AND WHAT A BLESSING
  • 19:10 THAT THEY CAN FEEL LIKE THEY ACHIEVE,
  • 19:12 THAT THEY'RE NOT HAVING TO LEARN SOMETHING, SOMETHING, SOMETHING
  • 19:15 THAT THIS IS THEIRS.
  • 19:17 RIGHT
  • 19:18 ITS THEIR EXPRESSION AND ITS GREAT TO LET THAT GO.
  • 19:22 BESIDES THAT TOO ITS ABOUT GIVING THEM A WAY TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF WHAT IS AROUND THEM
  • 19:28 BECAUSE ISRAEL CAN BE A HARD AND HARSH PLACE.
  • 19:31 BUT ITS ALSO A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.
  • 19:33 AND ONE OF THE THINGS I TRY TO TEACH THE KIDS IS TO OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND ACTUALLY SEE,
  • 19:38 AND A LOT OF IT HAS TO DO WITH NATURE, NOT ALWAYS,
  • 19:41 BUT AT LEAST THIS YEAR WE'VE DONE A LOT WITH NATURE AND LANDSCAPING.
  • 19:45 BUT ITS TO SEE WHAT GOD HAS MADE.
  • 19:48 AND THEN HOW DO YOU REACT TO THAT?
  • 19:50 AND YOU CAN'T HELP BUT REACT POSITIVELY.
  • 19:53 I'M NOT AN ART MEDIA TEACHER WHO SAYS,
  • 19:57 "IF YOU FEEL ANGRY AND DISGUSTING, USE BLACK AND RED AND SHOW IT."
  • 20:03 WHO NEEDS THAT?
  • 20:05 ITS GREAT THAT YOU'RE TEACHING
  • 20:06 BUT THAT YOUR TEACHING YOUNG MINDS
  • 20:07 BECAUSE THAT REALLY DOES PREPARE THEM FOR THE FUTURE.
  • 20:10 THAT'S RIGHT
  • 20:12 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING WITH US. >>YOU'RE WELCOME.
  • 20:15 THAT'S A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A WOMAN
  • 20:16 WHO CARES AND SHARES
  • 20:17 AND LOVES AND NURTURES THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 20:20 I FIND IT FASCINATING PERSONALLY WHEN I LOOK IN THE BIBLE
  • 20:23 I SEE A CORRELATION BETWEEN THE FEMININE GENDER AND WISDOM.
  • 20:28 THERE'S A CLASSIFICATION OF OLD TESTAMENT LITERATURE CALLED SAPIENTIA LITERATURE
  • 20:32 OR WISDOM LITERATURE AND THERE WISDOM IS PERSONIFIED AS A FEMALE.
  • 20:38 I THINK ITS FASCINATING PERSONALLY BECAUSE WOMEN HAVE SO MUCH TO DO WITH WIRING THE NEXT GENERATION
  • 20:44 AND THIS IS EVIDENCED IN SO MANY WAYS ISN'T IT?
  • 20:46 IT REALLY IS.
  • 20:47 ITS REALLY DEAR TO MY HEART
  • 20:48 BECAUSE THE NEXT GENERATION AS IT GOES,
  • 20:50 THEY'RE THE ONES TAKING CARE OF US.
  • 20:52 AND IF THEY DON'T TAKE CARE OF US
  • 20:54 THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN EITHER.
  • 20:55 AND THAT'S REAL IMPORTANT FOR ME.
  • 20:57 YES, AND A MOTHER'S HAND IN GUIDING, DEVELOPING,
  • 21:00 HOW DO YOU OVERSTATE THAT?
  • 21:02 WELL, WHAT IS THE SAYING?
  • 21:03 "SHE WHO ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD"?
  • 21:06 "SHE THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD."
  • 21:07 RULES THE WORLD.
  • 21:08 SO HOW WE RAISE OUR CHILDREN
  • 21:10 IS HOW THE WORLD IS GOING TO GO.
  • 21:12 AND YOU'RE SEEING...
  • 21:13 I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE,
  • 21:14 YOU SEE IN SOME OF THE ARAB NATIONS
  • 21:16 THE WAY THEY'RE RAISING THEIR CHILDREN
  • 21:18 IS NOT ONE OF LOVING TOWARD THEIR NEIGHBORS,
  • 21:21 ITS ONE OF DESTRUCTION.
  • 21:22 AND THAT'S THE PATH I DON'T WANT TO GO DOWN.
  • 21:24 ITS INTERESTING THAT THOSE WITH JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ETHICS >>RIGHT
  • 21:28 WOMEN GRAVITATE TOWARD HELPING PROFESSIONS
  • 21:31 THAT'S RIGHT
  • 21:32 IN NURSING, EDUCATION, VARIOUS SORTS OF MEDICAL FIELDS.
  • 21:35 THERE'S SOMETHING YOU HAVE A LITTLE GOD IN YOUR HEART AND MIND
  • 21:39 AND IT LEADS US TO HELP LIFE AND GUIDE.
  • 21:45 BUT THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE.
  • 21:47 THIS IS THE WAY GOD MADE WOMEN,
  • 21:49 THIS IS THE WAY GOD MADE MEN.
  • 21:50 ITS NOT THAT WE ARE ANY BETTER THAN EACH OTHER,
  • 21:52 ITS THAT THIS IS WHAT GOD HAS PUT IN OUR HEARTS.
  • 21:55 YEAH, I DON'T UNDERSTAND MYSELF TO BE A GOOD NURTURER.
  • 21:57 I'M MORE OF A WARRIOR KIND I THINK.
  • 22:00 THANK GOD FOR MY WIFE PATTY.
  • 22:01 BUT THAT'S YOUR JOB.
  • 22:02 THAT'S YOUR JOB TO BE THE WARRIOR.
  • 22:04 WE'RE TO BE THE NURTURERS.
  • 22:05 SO I'M REALLY GRATEFUL FOR THAT.
  • 22:07 WE'LL BE BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 22:11 IT HAS BEEN A GOOD SEASON.
  • 22:13 PLENTIFUL RAIN, AND NOW THE DAYS ARE FILLED WITH THE WARMTH OF THE SUN.
  • 22:18 SOON WE WILL SEE A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST.
  • 22:23 I AM JOSHUA AND THIS IS MY LAND.
  • 22:27 IT IS RICH AND FERTILE, BLESSED BY HASHEM.
  • 22:30 MANY YEARS AGO ABRAHAM JOURNEYED ACROSS THE ROADS THAT ENCOMPASSED THESE VERY FIELDS.
  • 22:36 AND GOD PROMISED HIM THAT ONE DAY HIS SEED WOULD INHERIT THIS VERY LAND.
  • 22:44 COME SEE FOR YOURSELF THIS MIRACLE OF LIFE.
  • 22:49 WALK THE LAND OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB.
  • 22:52 WITNESS WITH ME THIS MAGNIFICENT LAND OF PROMISE.
  • 23:04 FOR YOUR FREE BROCHURE ON OUR NEXT TOUR TO ISRAEL CALL
  • 23:18 ♪(Zola playing recorder)♪
  • 24:23 JEWS PLACE QUITE A PREMIUM ON EDUCATION.
  • 24:27 THAT'S PARTLY BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND OURSELVES TO BE THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK.
  • 24:32 THE BELIEF IS THAT GOD GAVE US INFORMATION AT SINAI
  • 24:35 AND ITS INCUMBENT UPON US TO TRANSMIT THAT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.
  • 24:39 HENCE, EDUCATION FACTORS INTO THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE.
  • 24:44 WONDER IF THAT'S WHY IN ISRAEL TODAY THERE'S SO MANY SCHOOLS,
  • 24:47 ALL KINDS OF UNIVERSITIES AND ALL THE REST?
  • 24:49 MORE MUSEUMS PER CAPITA
  • 24:50 THAN ANY WHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD,
  • 24:52 10% OF THE WORK FORCE HAS EITHER
  • 24:54 A BACHELORS DEGREE OR A MASTERS DEGREE,
  • 24:57 ONE OUT OF FOUR IS IN THE SCIENCE FIELD.
  • 25:01 THE EDUCATION IS SO IMPORTANT TO JEWS, TO ISRAEL,
  • 25:06 AND EVEN TO THE CHRISTIANS.
  • 25:08 AND THAT TRANSLATES INTO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN ISRAEL.
  • 25:10 THE CELL PHONES THAT WE TURN OFF IN THIS STUDIO SHOOT,
  • 25:13 A LOT OF THAT TECHNOLOGY WAS DEVELOPED IN ISRAEL. >>THAT'S RIGHT
  • 25:16 THERE'S A CULTURE THAT PLACES A PREMIUM ON LEARNING
  • 25:19 AND IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN LEARNING, YOU'RE INTERESTED IN LIFE, KNOWLEDGE QUEST,
  • 25:23 IT'S A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE. >>THAT'S RIGHT
  • 25:25 AND BY CONTRAST HERE, JUST SO YOU KNOW I'M NOT INTERESTED IN MAKING TOO MANY FRIENDS,
  • 25:30 WE HAVE NEIGHBORS IN ISRAEL, THEIR NOT AS COMMITTED TO EDUCATION.
  • 25:34 THEIR WOMEN ARE SILENCED, EDUCATION IS STIFLED,
  • 25:38 WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF EDUCATION,
  • 25:40 A LOT OF INFORMATION,
  • 25:41 A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT,
  • 25:42 BUT THERE'S A LOT OF CONTROL.
  • 25:44 WELL, I'M TAKING ABOUT ISLAM JUST IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING.
  • 25:46 I KNEW A STORY OF A WOMAN THAT WENT TO THE ULPAN TO LEARN HEBREW.
  • 25:51 NOT ONLY DID SHE NOT UNDERSTAND HEBREW, OF COURSE IS WHY YOU GO TO ULPAN,
  • 25:56 SHE COULDN'T HOLD A PENCIL.
  • 25:58 SHE HAD NOT EVEN BEEN TAUGHT AND SHE WAS FROM ONE OF THE ARAB COUNTRIES,
  • 26:01 DID NOT EVEN KNOW HOW TO HOLD A PENCIL.
  • 26:04 THAT'S HOW UNEDUCATED HER COUNTRY WAS.
  • 26:08 KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
  • 26:09 I'M GOING BACK TO THE STORY HERE.
  • 26:11 HERE'S LOIS, EUNICE >>THAT'S RIGHT
  • 26:14 WOMEN IN A CULTURE 1500 YEARS BEFORE THE PRINTING PRESS.
  • 26:17 AND WHAT ARE THEY DOING?
  • 26:18 THEY'RE TEACHING.
  • 26:20 AND THEY'RE PASSING IT ON.
  • 26:21 AND THEY PASS IT ON.
  • 26:22 THE GRANDMOTHER TO THE MOTHER, THE MOTHER TO THE SON.
  • 26:24 AND THAT'S TERRIFIC.
  • 26:26 NEXT WEEK WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WIDOWS.
  • 26:27 AND THAT WAS A VERY HARD PROGRAM FOR ME.
  • 26:30 BUT I HOPE YOU JOIN US BECAUSE ITS REALLY GOING TO BE A GOOD PROGRAM.
  • 26:33 BUT AS YOU GO, "SHA' ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM"
  • 26:36 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Wives / Eve
  2. Mothers / Hannah
  3. Counselors / Abigail
  4. Managers / "The Virtuous Wife" of Proverbs 31
  5. Deviants / Delilah
  6. Educators / Lois & Eunice
  7. Widows
  8. Queens / Esther
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