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Deborah: (a) Fourth of the Judges, a prophetess who judged and taught the Israelites for forty years (1107-1067 BCE) following Ehud and Shamgar’s deaths. When the Israelites relapsed into idolatry they were subjected to the rule of the Canaanite king, Jabin, and his general, Sisera. Deborah and Barak led a small Israelite army in battle and completely destroyed the Canaanite army and gained independence. (b) A common Jewish name.
Question: I am interested to understand why women cannot judge disputes in Torah law. How is the case of Devorah, the judge, handled? Is wisdom limited to the male population? Is it understood that females have no ability to distinguish between two points...
The Jewish name of Deborah (Devorah)
Yes, devorah is Hebrew for “bee.” It’s also the name of two great women mentioned in the Torah. The first was the nursemaid of our matriarch Rebecca. The more famous Devorah, however, was Devorah the prophetess, who judged and taught the Jewish nation for...
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