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Letter & Spirit - Personal and Public Correspondence of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

The Jewish Women

The Childless Woman’s Role in Judaism
A feminist asks: if Judaism stresses a woman's role as a mother, what is a woman’s purpose if she cannot physically have children?
A Mother’s Primary Priority
"You write about [a woman in your community], who would like to open a shop and, presumably, would want to manage it personally..."
The privileges and responsibilities of the Jewish women, the “Akeres Habayis,” are so great, that it is she who has the tremendous merit of determining the atmosphere of the home. A special message for “the thinking Jewess.”
From Daughter to Mother
The important steps to be made in the transition from a Jewish daughter to a Jewish mother…
The miracle of Purim demonstrates the greatness of the Jewish women to such an extent that the Megillah is not named after Mordechai, or even Mordechai and Esther together, but only Esther.
The sun and moon were both created as great luminaries, each with its exclusive purpose and function. Man and woman neatly reflect a similar concept, each created with their own unique mission and purpose to fulfill.
Besides for the great merit and blessings a woman brings upon herself by wearing a shaitel, it also demonstrates her true strength and character.
With all the greatness and blessing that a sheitel brings, even were it to entail serious difficulty, it would still be worthwhile; certainly, where this is not the case, there need be no worries at all.
Both the parent and the plant bring life to their offspring. Unlike the plant, which must be connected to its roots, the human may eventually live on its own. However, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are referred to as our roots . . .
You should immediately find out if she is keeping the Laws of Family Purity as Jewish daughters should keep them.
Parents want the best for their children and are willing to go great lengths to ensure their wellbeing. Keeping family purity is in the best interest of the children.
Exerting Effort Even After Seeing Success
To an organizer of community events for Jewish women, who commented to the Rebbe that it was "taking little effort on her part."
The practical and deeper reasons we light the Shabbat candles.
The custom in the Rebbe's family is that we start lighting at a very young age.
On Giving Charity before Kindling Shabbat Candles
This is in reply to your letter in which you inquire about the significance of the dollar bill you received in connection with the Candle Lighting Campaign.
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