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The Jewish Woman – Part 3

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The Jewish Woman – Part 3

Torah establishes that a child’s People is traced through the mother – who carries and nourishes the growing baby, and who devotedly struggles through the pains of pregnancy, labor and childbirth. There are those who wish to steal the child from its mother, by “voting” that a child can belong to the father’s People instead. All women should object to such a possibility.
Jewishness; Jewish Identity, Women, Femininity & Feminism, Lubavitcher Rebbe
The Jewish Woman – Part 3
Disc 20, Program 77

Event Date: 6 Tishrei 5745 - October 02, 1984

Torah establishes that a child’s People is traced through the mother – who carries and nourishes the growing baby, and who devotedly struggles through the pains of pregnancy, labor and childbirth.

There are those who wish to steal the child from its mother, by “voting” that a child can belong to the father’s People instead. All women should object to such a possibility.

A child’s status as Kohen, Levite or Israelite does, in fact, follow the father’s – this is for a different, but equally logical, reason: Only the father can show his child a living example how to fulfill these roles.

But all things, including the education of the children, are still dependent on the mother – the “Pillar of the home” – as Rabbi Akiva told his students: “My Torah and your Torah are all thanks to my wife.”

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Phyllis Toth Columbia, Mississippi October 15, 2011

Women's Roles The words of this Rebbe encouraged me to press on in teaching the younger women to be obedient to Torah, as this is where our source of greatest enrichment lies, in the meditation and obeying of His Mitzvos. Raising seven children has been a great joy to me and I do not hesitate encouraging younger women to find their deepest needs met in YHWH and His gift of a husband and children to their lives. Reply

Lisa Huntsman lubbock, Texas August 10, 2011

women rolees I appreciate this talk by the Rebbe. Thank you for leading us in the ways of the Torah. Reply

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