Tzidkanit

June 21, 2006

[pl. “Tzidkaniyot”]; a righteous woman (for the male equivalent, see “Tzaddik;” same definition and comments apply here). Examples are the “Imahot,” the four “mothers” of the Jewish People: Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel and Leah. (There were four “mothers” and only three “fathers,” because Yaakov had two wives, Rachel and Leah.)