Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-Century Women Writing on the Women of Genesis

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§37 Penina Moise
(1797–1880)

Penina Moise lived in Charleston, South Carolina, all her life. Her parents were Sephardic Jews who emigrated from Alsace to Santo Domingo in the West Indies, then to Charleston. Moise's father died when she was twelve, leaving her with the primary responsibility for her family's care, as her mother was ill. Moise published several collections of poetry, including Fancy's Sketch Book (1833) and a hymnal (1842), which contained a poem on Hagar. She was actively involved in religious education and was very prominent in the Jewish community in Charleston. She never married, living first with her mother, then later with her sister and niece. Moise's health was never good; her eyesight grew worse with age until she went blind, and for the final fifteen years of her life, she was confined to her house an invalid.

Like Aguilar's poem, "The Wanderer," Moise's hymn on Hagar focused on her expulsion from Abraham's family. Unlike Aguilar, she named Sarah and described her role in the banishment of Ishmael and Hagar. Moise portrayed Ishmael as an "infant" and had Hagar praying to God that the child would die, a prayer not recorded in the text. The wilderness became Hagar's new home, no longer a place of death but a place of freedom.

Moise concluded her poem with a liturgical prayer for God's provision for those who still wander in "life's waste." Here, she shifted from the past to the

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