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As a pregnant woman, how will I fast for Yom Kippur?

Question: My husband and I recently found out we will soon be blessed with another child. What do you suggest can help me through the fast this...

Ladies First

When G-d sent Moses to prepare Israel to receive the Torah, He sent him to the women first, and then to the men.1 All of Israel received the same Torah....

Pray Like a Woman

Word on the street (or in the synagogue) is that traditional Judaism ascribes the central role of prayer to men, whereas women are left out (to say the...

If women are important why can't they do the same things men do?

Question:  Was not Devorah a prophetess and judge in the time of the Shoftim?! Was not Miriam the sister of Aaron and Moses a prophetess as well?!...

Why are women exempt from time-related Mitzvahs?

The Short Answer: G-d - who created billions of people, yet no two exactly alike - designs things according to the needs of each species and...

Man and Woman

When G-d created Adam, at the moment Adam opened his eyes, what was his psychological profile? He had no Oedipus complex because he had no mother. He...

Why can't women wear Tefillin?

What is the significance of Tefillin? Seemingly they are mere cow hides that underwent a variety of processes, transformed into hard or soft leather,...

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....

Is a woman obligated to pray thrice daily?

The Short Answer: Women have a general biblical obligation to pray but are not necessarily obligated in the three daily rabbinic...

Are women obligated to hear the shofar?

The general rule is that women are exempt from mitzvahs which are time-dependant.1 This would include the mitzvah of hearing the shofar -- which has...