The Eleventh Commandment

Thou shalt bring forth the feminine in the the world in all that you do. Whether you are talking to your children, sitting at a board meeting, or lying beside your lover, you will act with rahamim (the root word meaning womb). You will remember that Shaddai, God’s name, also means breast and shield, and you will fight for lovingkindness in every relationship and in every encounter, never forgetting the transformative power of cooperation and compassion.


Written for Lilith Magazine, 15 April 1997.