Red Tent Ritual

I recalled something that Zilpah had told me when I was a child in the red tent, and far too young to understand her meaning. “We are all born of the same mother,” she said. After a lifetime, I knew that to be true.

-Anita Diamant, The Red Tent

"If you want to understand any woman you must first ask about her mother and then listen carefully….The more a daughter knows about the details of her mother's life – without flinching or whining – the stronger the daughter."

-Anita Diamant, The Red Tent