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The Midrash teaches that the sin of the Golden Calf was enabled by the men, as opposed to the women who refused to partake in it. Moreover, when it came to contributing materials to build the tabernacle in the desert, it was the women who were first to step up to the task, followed by the men.

Women Lead the Way

Women Lead the Way

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Women Lead the Way

The Midrash teaches that the sin of the Golden Calf was enabled by the men, as opposed to the women who refused to partake in it. Moreover, when it came to contributing materials to build the tabernacle in the desert, it was the women who were first to step up to the task, followed by the men.
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Women, Femininity & Feminism, Golden Calf
Women Lead the Way
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Event Date: 10 Shevat 5716 - January 23, 1956

The Midrash teaches that the sin of the Golden Calf was enabled by the men, as opposed to the women who refused to partake in it. Moreover, when it came to contributing materials to build the tabernacle in the desert, it was the women who were first to step up to the task, followed by the men.

Today’s world contains its own “idols,” and now, just as then, it is Jewish women who must take a stand and show the right example, turning the materialism around them into a dwelling place for God.

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Curious California March 22, 2017

Midrash Would you happen to know where the Midrash that the Rebbe references is located? Reply

Chabad.org Staff via chabadone.org March 17, 2017

To Anonymous While you can't see the women in the video, they were actually present on a higher space in the same hall. Reply

Jo UK March 16, 2017

Exodus 32 The account in Exodus 32 say 'the people' rose up to indulge in revelry. not just the men, although it seems to be the men who were killed for their sin.
It seems that G-d was able to get the people of Israel out of Egypt, rather quicker than He was able to get Egypt out of the people of Israel Reply

Anonymous New Jersey March 16, 2017

Women lead the way There are no women to be seen here. How would they have heard or learned of this? Not trolling, serious question. Reply

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