Noadiah: Sukkot

According to Jewish custom, during the holiday of Sukkot, each night a different biblical guest is “invited” into a family’s sukkah, a temporary hut erected in their back yard, patio or deck. Although male leaders are typically honored, there are medieval sources that suggest inviting seven female prophetesses: Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah, Abigail, Huldah, and Esther.

Yearly I arrange pieces of art depicting these seven women in my sukkah. And I will be adding one more: the forgotten prophetess, Noadiah. Read more to find out why you may have never heard of her even though she’s in plain sight.

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