Debbie Friedman cited in A Journey of Spirit. Prod. Ann Coppel (Jewish Women's Archive),
It was kol isha (the voice of women) for col isha (every woman) that inspired me to write inclusive music. It is beneficial not only for women, but for men and children as well. Singing helps us learn how to be vocal. Ultimately, the voices of women, their sense of empowerment, can be borne from song, which can form the core of political, spiritual, and economic transformation. The more our voices are heard in song, the more we become our lyrics, our prayers, and our convictions. Then every woman will be heard, and every voice will be heard: kol isha for col isha.

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What is discriminatory about prohibiting a woman's voice from the public sphere?

2. How do you view voices and music and empowering?

3. What does the phrase "kol isha for col isha" mean to you?

Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)