Pesach Lattin
Pesach Lattin
Not Your Average Orthodox Jew

Can we be brave for Agunot?

A friend of mine, who was an agunah (a Jewish woman who is stuck in her religious marriage as determined by Halacha) until very recently, sent me this song.

It resonated with her, and with me.

Despite having finally being granted a divorce by an extremely abusive husband, people are still bothering her to not talk about her journey.

They want nothing more to control her.

I’m not going to say much less there is more backlash – as several people including her ex-husband are still trying to gaslight her,  threaten her, and worse, keep her quiet.

I will however post the lyrics.

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrasing into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking love
Nothings gonna hurt you the way that words and they settle neath your skin
Gets on the inside no sunlight
Sometimes the shadow ends
But i wonder what would happen if
You say what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly
I want to see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly
I want to see you be brave

Everybody’s been there
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Going for the fear and nothing disappearin’
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run
Stop holding your tongue

Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me
How big your brave is

Say what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly
I want to see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly
I want to see you be brave

And since your history of silence won’t do you any good
Didn’t think it would
Let your words be anything but empty

Why don’t you tell them the truth

Say what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly
I want to see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly
I want to see you be brave

About the Author
Pesach “Pace” Lattin is a leading online media expert with over two decades online in creating everything from display networks, affiliate systems, fraud detection companies and online publications. He is also the former founding member of the Secret Service's New York Electronic Crimes Task Force -- and his forensics manual is still the foundation of every Secret Service computer investigation.
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