Vaykhel Pikudai ויקהל פקודי
In this week's Parashah we read that women had a role in the construction of the Mishkan, the role, however, was hardly central. In honor of women's International Day, I bring to you a song called “Shir Hakavod” by Mor Berenshtin who grew up in the Orthodox religious community of Petach Tikvah. The song opens with Berenshtin describing her childhood, watching little boys grow up with recognition of their potential as scholars, while a chorus of little boys singing lines from "Anim Zemirot" punctuates the verses. “Only, I had no musical notes; I had no face,” she points out. “Why didn’t you let me sing?”.