|Then Yael wife of Chever took a tent pin and grasped the mallet. When he was fast asleep from exhaustion, she approached him stealthily and drove the pin through his temple till it went down to the ground. Thus he diedJudges 4:21 (The Israel Bible™)
וַתִּקַּח יָעֵל אֵשֶׁת־חֶבֶר אֶת־יְתַד הָאֹהֶל וַתָּשֶׂם אֶת־הַמַּקֶּבֶת בְּיָדָהּ וַתָּבוֹא אֵלָיו בַּלָּאט וַתִּתְקַע אֶת־הַיָּתֵד בְּרַקָּתוֹ וַתִּצְנַח בָּאָרֶץ וְהוּא־נִרְדָּם וַיָּעַף וַיָּמֹת
Hear the verse in Hebrew
va-ti-KAKH ya-AYL AY-shet KHE-ver et y’-TAD ha-O-hel va-TA-sem et ha-ma-KE-vet
b’-ya-DAH va-ta-VO ay-LAV ba-LAT va-tit-KA et ha-ya-TAYD b’-ra-ka-TO va-titz-NAKH
ba-A-retz v’-HU nir-DAM va-YA-af va-ya-MOT
Yael is not the only great woman to act as a warrior on behalf of the Nation of Israel. Today, women form an important part of the Israel Defense Forces, serving at its highest levels. This week Israel celebrated IDF Appreciation Week- thank you soldiers!