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What Is a Woman’s Role in Judaism?

Special mitzvahs of Jewish women and what they mean to us

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What Is a Woman's Role in Judaism?: Special mitzvahs of Jewish women and what they mean to us

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?
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