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Chana Weisberg

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Chana Weisberg is the editor of TheJewishWoman.org. She lectures internationally on issues relating to women, relationships, meaning, self-esteem and the Jewish soul. She is the author of six books. Her latest book, Shabbat Delights, is a two-volume series on the weekly Torah portion.
How can you honestly claim that Orthodox Judaism has any respect for women, with all the religious manipulation on the part of men that keeps them content as second-class citizens within a third-world mentality?
Don’t we trust that G‑d knows what’s best for us and does only good for us? Aren’t we lacking in our trust and faith if we pray to G‑d to change what is?
As a childless, single, middle-aged, totally non-observant woman, am I considered a failure as a Jew? Is there any other spiritual role for a woman other than wife or mother? Will I end my life as a genetic dud?
Question: I am in my twenties, a girl who grew up in _______. I recently met a nice Jewish guy from faraway _______. We are both from good loving families with strong Jewish values. Not long ago I moved to his hometown to get a job and see if the relation...
Question: A common element in Judaism is societal abstraction from the surrounding society. For example: "Like the practice of the land of Egypt, in which you dwelled, you shall not do, and like the practice of the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing y...
Question: I really want to keep Shabbat but I'm finding it very difficult. I'm a smoker, so that's a big hurdle, and not answering the phone or turning on lights is also tough. Any tips? Answer: Like with anything else in life, it is so important to proce...
Question: I became observant quite a few years ago. I found this new lifestyle to be just wonderful. Shortly afterwards I was introduced to a great man; we got married and started a wonderful family. The problem is that I'm now beginning to lose interest ...
Question: My beautiful adolescent grandchild was recently killed in a terrible accident. This is actually the second grandchild I've lost. Please tell me how I'm supposed to be happy? Answer: I looked at your e-mail several times and closed it each time. ...
Question: Recently I gave birth to a stillborn baby. Did my baby go to heaven? Did he even have a soul? Why did this happen? Answer: I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your baby. Losing a child is heart-wrenching. I wish there was something I could...
I have a menorah, it is gold-plated, it cost about $50. To buy anything better, anything more expensive, would have seemed self-indulgent; who would benefit but my own family and the shopkeeper?
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