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How long after a divorce or the death of a spouse may the surviving spouse remarry?

A woman who is divorced (i.e. she received a Get [Jewish divorce document]) or widowed, must wait ninety days (not including the day of death/divorce, or...

Does Judaism view men and women as equals?

Instead of arguing the obvious fact of nature, that we are indeed different, I would like to side with the egalitarian opinion that we are indeed equal....

Does a married woman need to cover her hair in the privacy of her home?

The Short Answer: While there is a halachic disagreement amongst Jewish scholars regarding this law, all seem to agree that it is...

Do women study Torah?

The Short Answer: For women today to study Torah in depth is not merely a right or a privilege, but an urgent national priority. The Askmoses...

What kind of danger is posed to a woman who treads upon fingernails?

The Talmud1   says that a miscarriage may occur if a pregnant woman steps on nails. Commentators offer various explanations for this phenomenon....

A Woman's Perspective

In Psalms1, King David writes that the honor and beauty of a Jewish woman is contained in her unique quality of inwardness. By contrast, today with rare...

Why isn't there a corresponding "circumcision" ceremony for a girl?

Jewish tradition holds the woman in the greatest esteem. Our Sages taught us that women are more similar to the Creator than men. Just as G-d created the...

Beauty and the Woman

One of my wife’s recurring complaints concerns the dearth of closet space in our home. A reminder that all my clothing occupies a measly corner of...

Why do men thank G-d for "not making me a woman"?

Have you ever heard women say “men could never handle what women go through”? While this is true, it is not really the issue at hand (at least...

Are Jewish men considered the head of the household?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?seeking_equality: shalomRabbi Shlomo Chein: hiseeking_equality: Are...