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"CHANAH" - The Woman's Three Mitzvahs

Both man and woman are obliged to fulfill G-d's mitzvahs (precepts). The man is obligated to perform all 613 commandments. The woman, on the other...

A chat about girls studying Torah

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Sherry: ok, so an orthodox girl can study torah, but...

Do a wife's earnings belong to her husband?

According to the Torah, a man does not automatically have a right to his wife's earnings. However, the rabbis instituted that since the husband is...

Can a woman recite a blessing on Mitzvahs she isn't obligated to fulfill?

Women are generally1 exempt from time-related Mitzvahs. However, although not obligated, if a woman does desire to, she may, in the...

Are women required to light the Menorah?

Yes. Although women are normally exempt from all Positive Mitzvahs which have to be fulfilled at a particular time (see Which Mitzvahs are women obligated...

Do women have to count the Omer?

A woman is required to fulfill all negative commandments (the "do not"s), but only those positive commandments ("do"s) which do not...

Which mitzvahs are women obligated to fulfill?

A woman is required to fulfill all negative commandments (the "do not"s), but only those positive commandments ("do"s) which do not...

Why doesn't a woman wear a tallit?

In Judaism, men and women occupy different, but equally important roles. The woman’s role exempts her from any Mitzvah...

Are there any mitzvahs exclusively for women?

In addition to the general obligation to perform Mitzvahs, women are given three exclusive Mitzvahs that fan the feminine essence: 1. Turning...

Why are women obligated in the Passover seder if it is a time-related Mitzvah?

Good question! Indeed women are exempt from most Mitzvahs which carry a time contingency,1 but the night of Passover is an exception. Why? Because...