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Essays

The Rebbe’s Revolutionary Approach to Women’s Role in Judaism
So old, yet so new
He was unapologetic about the woman’s unique role and campaigned for women to be true to their “womanhood,” as established by Torah.
The Wonder That Is Woman
Everyone can become a “mother.” What comes naturally to the female half of creation can be learned and assimilated by all, and not only in giving birth to children, but in every one of life’s endeavors.
Miriam’s Song
The womanly strain in the “Song at the Sea”
The womanly strain in the "Song at the Sea"
Women & Men
How WOMEN & MEN can respect and celebrate their different but equal roles
A Partner in the Dynamic of Creation
Womanhood in the Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson
A thought-provoking collection of ten lively essays outlining the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on subjects of particular interest to women - social involvement, equal rights, family planning, enlightened parenting, women’s Torah study and observance, and many other topical subjects.
Lubavitch Women's Organization: Chassidic Feminism
1951-1953
Rather than encourage women to imitate their male counterparts, the Rebbe helped them recognize and actualize their feminine qualities.
A Man Apart
He made of each Chasid a "rebbe," made each Chasid feel that responsibility and love for every Jew, made each Jew sense her or his own greatness and holiness.
A Feminist's Quest for a Place in Jewish Life
Although I was at peace about my situation, it was still reassuring to hear from someone of the Rebbe’s stature that there is a role for every woman, whether a mother or not, in Judaism.
Beautiful Within
Modesty in Concept and Dress as Taught by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson
The Rebbe's talks and letters pertaining to the important subject of tznius is truly vast. What follows in this pamphlet is by no means exhaustive; it is but a sampling of some of the more readily available writings of the Rebbe on this vital subject.
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