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The unique role of the Jewish woman is described in terms of three archetypical mitzvahs -- Shabbat candles, family purity, and kosher. How do traditional ideas of Jewish femininity compare to modern feminist ideas about the role of women in society?

A Woman's Role in Judaism

A Woman's Role in Judaism

Special Mitzvahs of Jewish Women

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Mrs. Bronya Shaffer is a noted globetrotting lecturer on Jewish women's issues, and serves as a personal counselor and mentor for women, couples and adolescents. Mrs. Shaffer, a responder for Chabad.org’s Ask the Rabbi service, lives with her ten children in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
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May 19, 2013
Thank you very much for your talk. Very clear and touching.
Anonymous
Berlin
July 11, 2012
This teaching
I so thank you, I better understand what I am supposed to be doing. I will do the things I must do. This has really help me so much. Thank you again
Rachael Medellin Dunker
Hitchcock, Tx.
May 8, 2012
thanks
I enjoyed watching/ hearing this. I liked your examples and stories that made a topic I have heard a million times so much more interesting. and I liked the new points I have never heard and the relevance to todays modern women.
what about a woman who is not married? What is her role?
Robbie
brooklyn, ny
May 3, 2012
Womens Role In JUDAISM
Dear Bronya, Thank you for clarifying the women's role in Judaism, and it is just what I needed!
Amanda
Ocean City,, NJ
May 1, 2012
Very Inspirational Talk
This was a really wonderful shiur! I listened to it two times in a row and will probably listen to it more. I learned alot and felt very inspired.
Sabrina
Maryland
April 29, 2012
A woman's role in Judaism
bs"d

Mrs. Shaffer,
Thank you very much for this video,
the clarification has been helpful.
Sharon
Israel
April 29, 2012
woman's role in judaismen
Which kind is the role of a woman, who is not maried ,or can not be maried, in the judaism?
Anonymous
spain
April 26, 2012
Brilliant
Dear Bronya ; Thank you for the insight on the lighting of Shabbos candles. I shall try to write my Shabbos sermon with your information thank you dear cousin.
Henry P. Greenspanb
Brownsville, Tx
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