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Women's mitzvot

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Results 1-10 of 19 Women's mitzvot
An insight into the unspoken awe of the sanctity of women that can be seen in all the laws of family purity and Mikvah.
“Aren’t there way too many things that you have to do?” “Is there anything in your life that you wish you could do, but you can’t because you’re religious?” The questions came hurtling toward me, one after the next . . .
I had always been fascinated with tefillin (phylacteries), the two black leather boxes with Torah verses of parchment inside, worn on the head and wrapped around the arm. The basic explanation is that it is a way of connecting to our Creator and it is the...
The women grabbed my hands and joyously led me into the circle. It was one of my final Shabbat's in Israel after spending my Junior year abroad at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I had decided prior to that year to become a rabbi...
Rather than encourage women to imitate their male counterparts, the Rebbe helped them recognize and actualize their feminine qualities.
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What’s Wrong with Being a Woman?
In this first class in a series on women’s roles in Judaism, we analyze the blessing that men recite daily thanking G‑d “for not making me a woman.” How are we to understand the seemingly derogatory implications of this blessing?
Women and Shabbat Candles Women in Jewish religious life Video RankRankRankRankRankRank
Women and Shabbat Candles
Lighting candles to honor the Sabbath is a duty incumbent upon both men and women. How and why, then, did this ritual become “a woman’s mitzvah”? What is the special connection between women and Shabbat candles?
Women and Challah Women in Jewish religious life Video RankRankRankRankRankRank
Women and Challah
The mitzvah of separating the consecrated “challah” portion from dough is a symbol for a woman’s influence on the kashrut of the Jewish home.
Women and Mikvah Women in Jewish religious life Video RankRankRankRankRankRank
Women and Mikvah
The mitzvah of immersing in the ritual pool known as a mikvah is the cornerstone of Jewish married life. With this mitzvah, women bring tranquility and harmony to their families.
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