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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 9
We sometimes think “if only” this or that detail had been different, then our lives would have been so much better. Sarah’s life teaches us how to get over this mode of thinking.
Women in Jewish religious life
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.
Women in Jewish religious life
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 in Jewish religious life
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 in Jewish Religious Life
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?
There are three fundamental Mitzvos entrusted to every Jewish woman. Separating Challah “from the first of your dough” shows that before benefiting from anything in this world, we “set aside an offering for G-d.” By knowing that the beginning of everythin...
Gender Differences in Halacha
An examination of the Jewish legal axiom that exempts women from positive time-bound commandments. Presented by Freida Brackman, Co-Director of Chabad of Oxford. Recorded at Chabad of Oxford University.
We engage our physical world and nurture it, to find the common grain of truth, to expose and reveal the G-dly aspect latent in all of creation.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Rivkah’s 3 miracles
The shidduch between our patriarch Yitzchak and our matriarch Rivkah is the most detailed courtship in Torah. Find out what about Rivkah made her the perfect match and discover the greatness of Jewish women in the process.
An in-depth exploration of how the mitzvah of Megillah applies to women
If woman are obligated to hear the Megillah, are they permitted to read it for other woman? Or possibly even for other men? A discussion of Jewish law, concluding with a chassidic thought on Purim.
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