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Protector of Her People

10 Shevat 5732 · January 26, 1972

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Protector of Her People: 10 Shevat 5732 · January 26, 1972

At the time of the Song of Moses, the Jews were in the midst of a great journey through an awesome desert. They had yet to reach, conquer and establish a Jewish homeland. By contrast, at the time of the Song of Deborah, the Jews were already settled in the Land of Israel. Deborah was called upon to organize a campaign against Canaanite invaders.
Deborah, Song at the Sea, Women, Femininity & Feminism, Men & Women, Shevat 10, Farbrengen, Lubavitcher Rebbe

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Anonymous February 1, 2021

How does this apply to women that are unable to produce progeny and are domestically challenged? What if the male in the relationship has a much better skillset in the kitchen? Reply

Anonymous June 17, 2020

I'm wondering why both women and men cannot share this responsibility and why it has to be the woman in the role of domesticity and spiritual connectivity in the home. Is this because she is considered on a higher plane spiritually or is it because non-traditional roles are not considered here? Reply

Rochel Chein for chabad.org January 31, 2021
in response to Anonymous:

Both men and women must participate in both roles and share the responsibility for each. The question is which role is a person's primary focus. Reply