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Why does it seem that men take a more active role in Judaism than women?

Question: I find your article very moving (See "A Feminist on Mikvah: An interview with Rivkah Slonim"), but I would like to comment on the following...

Why shouldn't women be allowed to do all the mitzvahs that men do?

Question: I am appaled at your answer (see the answer to "Why doesn't a woman wear a tallit?"). Women of this day have a right to do as men do. Why...

Why don't Jewish women do the same things men do?

Question: I went to the Bat Mitzvah celebration of an orthodox coworker, and I noticed that unlike a boy’s Bar Mitzvah, the Bat Mitzvah girl did not...

Can I say a blessing for children even if I don't have any?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:) Musiclady: In my Shabbot prayer there is a line that say _may I raise blessed children and Grandchildren...

Why is it that rebbes and rabbis are invariably men?

Question: If a woman's role is really so important, why don't you have a mother to be the Rebbe? Why isn't she the one that you turn to when you really...

Wisdom of the Heart: The Jewish Mother

"And every wise hearted woman spun with her hands, and they brought spun material: blue, purple, and crimson wool, and linen..." -Exodus 22:25....

What is the Jewish view on a woman having a career?

If a woman wants to have a career that is her choice.  Nowhere in Halachah (Jewish law) is it stated that a woman cannot have a job. In fact,...

Why are married women allowed to make wigs out of their own hair, isn't that like keeping it uncovered?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:) henny34: can you make a sheitl out of your own hair? henny34: Hi. I was just wondering if it is permitted...

Malchut & the Feminine, pt. 2

Click here to read Part 1 of 'Malchut & the Feminine'  Malchut as Speech & Communication Speech has also been used to depict...

Malchut & the Feminine, pt. 1

Malchut, portrayed by the hei of Havayah, represents the feminine sphere that is directed inward. In contrast, the six emotive sefirot, or the vav of...