3. Shiphrah and Puah – effective nonviolent resistance

Shiphrah and Puah – effective nonviolent resistance

This scene is marked by the contrast between a dark, fiery background and the warming light surrounding two women in green and red saris who are protecting a mother and her baby.

The two midwives Shiphrah and Puah withstand and defy the ordinance of the Pharaoh, saving the new-born males of the Hebrews by a bold strategy. With their wisdom and ingenuity, they can be a great example and help to all women fighting for life, freedom, justice, and peace against “Pharaonic” threats of death.

Bible references: Exodus 1:15-22

From the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel