Four is a great number for Jewish women. We have four matriarchs and four corresponding phases of the moon. That’s right – four. The holiday of the dark moon, Rosh Chodesh, was given to Jewish women as a gift for their refusal to hand over their gold to create the golden calf at
The lives of the three patriarchs and four matriarchs create the story of the five books of the Torah.
Light the fourth candle and remember each of the Hebrew matriarchs.