A sadness unlike Hannah is the mother of the prophet Samuel, who, through her prayers, is rewarded a child. She herself is also considered a prophet. Hannah's intense devotional style of prayer becomes the model, in rabbinic Judaism, for prayer in general. wailing
Or bottled tears of worn out travellers in the psalms
A sadness that precedes deliverance
That troubles the senses like a muddled fog
Confusing us and making us yearn for the sight of what comes after
(Clouds of glory, not clouds of obstruction.
May we demystify the fog,
Go out in search of that place “afar off”
Like Abraham is the first patriarch and the father of the Jewish people. He is the husband of Sarah and the father of Isaac and Ishmael. God's covenant - that we will be a great people and inherit the land of Israel - begins with Abraham and is marked by his circumcision, the first in Jewish history. His Hebrew name is Avraham..
And with the promise of The feminine name of God, expounded upon in the rabbinic era and then by the Kabbalists in extensive literature on the feminine attributes of the divine.
Seek out the mountain where G-d does dwell.
And where cloud cover
Nor the mortal haze of human beings
Masks the certainty of the way forward.