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  •  Sisera's mother -- basis for shofar calls (3+ / 0-)

    The word describing her wailing is used in the Talmud to derive the sound the shofar should make for Rosh Hashana.  Always seemed an interesting integration of the suffering of non-Jews into the penitential season.

    And I've always thought of the description of Sisera's mother's mourning in the Song of Devorah as coming very close to passing the Bechdel test.  Just missing the mother's name, though many, many figures in Tanach go unnamed, not just women.

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