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Naomi – Not Your Average Mother-In-Law

On Shavuot, we read the story of Moses and the Jewish people receiving the Torah. It is one of the most iconic, memorable moments in our people’s history. Moses and the newly freed Israelites reach the Sinai Desert in Exodus, chapter 19. They set up camp in front of Mount Sinai and ready themselves for what’s next: receiving God’s commandments and becoming a nation.

Is it possible to be a mother-in-law without being overbearing to your daughter-in-law? Popular western culture would suggest not; But in the biblical book of Ruth, Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth provide a different perspective, the possibility of a healthy relationship.